Hunter Costello Memorial donates to Recreation Park
More good news for recreation in Goderich: The Hunter Costello Memorial Fun-dation has committed $ 50,000 to bring a new playground to Goderich’s revitalized Agricultural Park.
They have also been actively involved in the redesign of the park, attending the Revitalization Committee meetings and committing their time and expertise developing the playground design.
This is an important project for the Fun- dation. Ken Costello says thatHunter loved playgrounds.
“You couldn’t get him off the swings. We can’t think of a better way to remember our little hero then with a playground with all of the elements he loved. Whether it is the slides, swings, general store or Calvin the cater- pillar, every element in the playground will represent a part of him. We can’t wait until the children of Goderich get to enjoy Hunter’s dream playground.”
Revitalization Chair, Leah Noel, says that she can’t imagine a more meaningful contribution to the park.
“Listening to the stories about Hunter, his love for the outdoors, and his favourite activities at the playground has really brought this project to life for all of us on the Committee. We can see the impact that the Fun- dation’s contribution will have on children and families in our community. It is an incredible legacy and we are thrilled that the Fun-dation chose to work with us to bringHunter’s dream playground to reality.”
Ken adds that he would like to thank the people who have been supporting the Fun- dation’s work.
“Catherine and I would like to thank our committee members, family, volunteers and community who have spent countless hours raising money and helping the Fundation grow over these past few months. We especially like to thank the Revitalization Committee for all their support during this process and listening to opinions on what we would like to be included in the design.”
The long awaited revitalization project is now underway with a goal of opening in 2019.
In addition to the new playground, the revitalized facility will include three ball diamonds, a new soccer pitch, a skate park, and amulti-use pavilion.
The Hunter Costello Memorial Fun-dation presents their donation to members of the Park Revitalization Committee. Foreground (L-R): Sharilyn McCullough, Sherry Phelan, Catherine Costello, Ken Costello & Katie Costello; and back (L-R) Joe Hallam present their cheque to Revitalization Committee Members Myle Murdock, Adam Moore, Ray Hurd, Darren Scholl, and Trevor Bazinet. Fun-dation members absent from the photo: Marsha Benninger, Margaret Charewicz, and CathyWilson.