Foundation dinner/auction planned to enhance Crescent Park features
Proceeds from a fundraising dinner and auction at the Heritage Inn on Sept. 20 will go towards enhancements in Crescent Park.
“We want to make some enhancements to the Amphitheatre,” said George Patterson, chairman of the Crescent Park Foundation.
The foundation has been doing improvements at the park since 1971.
Improvements at the Amphitheatre involve space in front of the pavilion. “People like to dance there but there is nothing other than the asphalt pathway. It isn’t big enough.” Replacing a 40-foot stone retaining wall and providing wheelchair access forms part of the plan.
“Some of the benches should be replaced but that is not a burning issue.”
And the foundation would like to increase the number of picnic tables at the splash park area. There are only two. The foundation has a $50,000 goal for the fundraising campaign and the dinner/auction event. “The reception to the fundraising campaign has been great with a number of $1,000 donations.
The Sept. 20 event starts at 5:30 with cocktails and a roast beef/salmon dinner at 6:30. A live auction and silent auction will occur.
The live auction features items like a two-person fly-in fishing camp trip, a Traeger barbecue, a Grant McLaughlin painting of dogs playing poker, and a Steady Metalworks sculpture.
Tickets, $40 each, are available by calling 306-690-3289, 306-631-3533, or 306-684-9354.
Past enhancements by the foundation include the paved pathway entrance to the library, arched and stone entrances on Langdon Crescent, Athabasca Street and Third Avenue, the Centennial fountain, and an accessible ramp near the outdoor pool.
More recent work has involved tree sculptures and replacement of old trees.