POINT PLEASANT — The City of Point Pleasant is getting creative with raising money to build a splash pad at Krodel Park.
At its most recent meeting, Point Pleasant City Council was updated on fundraising efforts for the splash pad, including prize drawings, the last of which was awarded to Donnie Hill who bought the winning ticket for a Savage Axis XP .270 Riffle. That prize drawing generated $1,185 towards the project and earlier this month, a dine-in event at Bob Evans, where a percentage of sales went to the pad, generated $300.
The latest prize drawing fundraiser is for a Microsoft Xbox One S (500 GB) Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle. Tickets are $10 each or two tickets for $15. The drawing will be held during the Dec. 11 Point Pleasant City Council meeting.
At the council meeting, it was also announced the project received $3,500 from the Community Foundation of Mason County (MCCF) and the city was in talks with Pleasant Valley Hospital about sponsoring a component of the splash pad. The new fund balance is $32,427. A previous estimate for the construction of the splash pad was around $69,000, total. The splash pad project has a Facebook page for those wishing to participate in the fundraisers or stop by the municipal building for more information.
Also at the recent council meeting, it was announced the 6th Street bridge would be removed and reconfigured using a culvert. This project will be financed by the West Virginia Division of Highways. More information on this project as it becomes available.
Council members were told the new town square at 4th and Main streets was completed. This bricking of the intersection and installation of the clock in Gunn Park was financed by donations from the Hartley family and grants obtained by Main Street Point Pleasant. The city provided no funds but assisted with barricades and traffic control while the project was under way to create Hartley Square.
Resident Dwight Jeffrey demonstrated to council a homemade puzzle he has made consisting of landmarks in Point Pleasant. The custom puzzles are for sale and contained in a handmade puzzle box. Contact Jeffrey at 304-675-2590 for more information.
The city’s employee Christmas party is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 11 at the Krodel Park Clubhouse. City offices will be closed for the party to allow employees to attend.
Also at the meeting, Denise Scarberry, longtime organizer of the Halloween Block Party, was recognized by council for her efforts and presented with a certificate of appreciation and an official City of Point Pleasant yard flag and flag pole as a gift.