POINT PLEASANT — Residents will literally be playing for the playground this Saturday, April 1.
The Krodel Park Playground Committee is hosting a bingo night with doors opening at 5 p.m. and games beginning at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #23 in Point Pleasant. There will be concessions, a cash bar and plenty of unique prizes.
The event is meant to raise funds for the final phase of the playground upgrade – the purchase of a zip line.
The committee is collecting some unique prizes for the event, including kayaks, a diamond necklace, a fire pit (complete with smore kit), a push mower, cash, gift cards, tickets to the Buckeye Country Superfest in Columbus and more.
Tickets are $25 for 20 games and there are three special games which can be purchased for $5 each. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Live music will be provided by Paul Doeffinger.
There are a limited amount of tickets being sold and half are already gone. Pick the remaining tickets up at the City of Point Pleasant Municipal Building from Clerk Amber Tatterson or at City National Bank in Point Pleasant from Leigh Ann Shepard.
As previously reported, last month, Shepard said phase three is left to be funded and this includes the zip line for kids. The total cost for this phase of the project is $25,000 with $12,150 raised so far, leaving $13,350 to fund. The zip line was the most requested item when the upgraded playground was developed and it will also have an additional bay for smaller children and those with special needs.
Phases which have already been completed at the playground included the installation of a barn oodle swing, Mothman teeter totter, swings, toddler swings, entry way, a boat and landscaping material. Fencing is still being erected and includes the placement of individualized fence pickets which are still being sold. Last month, Shephard said the total cost of the playground project was $161,000, the total raised so far has been $147,950 which was generated through grants, picket sales, donations, fund raisers, sponsorships, etc.
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