Build­ing his­tory one picket at a time

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

LO­CAL fam­i­lies will have a chance to be­come a part of Whit­sun­day his­tory by hav­ing their names en­graved on fence pick­ets sur­round­ing Lo­gan’s Ad­ven­ture Play­ground.

The con­cept is the lat­est fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive by the Par­ent Ac­tion Group that will en­able fam­i­lies to have their names etched onto the fence pick­ets as a re­minder of their con­tri­bu­tion for years to come.

Pro­ject co-or­di­na­tor Kel­lie Chart said fam­ily spon­sor­ship was absolutely para­mount to get­ting the pro­ject fin­ished.

“We re­ally want fam­i­lies to come on board and we couldn’t think of a bet­ter way for them to have their own piece of the play­ground,” she said.

The fence pick­ets are eco-friendly and made from bam­boo and re­cy­cled plas­tic.

Ms Chart said 18 pick­ets had been sold within the first four days of be­ing on sale.

“The pick­ets are a won­der­ful legacy for lo­cal fam­i­lies that will be en­joyed by fu­ture gen­er­a­tions,” she said.

Ms Chart said a num­ber of com­mu­nity mem­bers have been step­ping up their sup­port for the pro­ject.

Quota In­ter­na­tional of the Whit­sun­day Coast (QIWC) made a do­na­tion to the play­ground af­ter their suc­cess­ful wine, cheese and movie night last month.

Award win­ning chef Rod Ram­sey is also get­ting be­hind play­ground de­vel­op­ment.

He will be serv­ing up an in­cred­i­bly de­li­cious three-course din­ner at Wa­ter­line on Shin­g­ley this Fri­day night.

Fam­i­lies can spon­sor pick­ets for an in­tro­duc­tory rate of $80.

Or­ders can be made on the Lo­gan’s Ad­ven­ture Play­ground web­site or via their Face­book page.

NEW INI­TIA­TIVE: Play­ground com­mit­tee mem­bers Es­ther Miller and Kel­lie Chart with the pick­ets that will sur­round Lo­gan's Ad­ven­ture Play­ground.

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