Skate park fundraiser a success
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | September 22 2015
Local kids were catching big air and pulling off all kinds of tricks at a fundraiser for Haliburton's skate park on Sept. 5. The event brought in $3,500 for future upgrades to the park, now known as Junction Skatepark.
"We thank each and every donor, volunteer and skate park user who is breathing life into this campaign,"
wrote Pasi Posti in an email. Posti pitched various improvements to Dysart council in May.
Funds were raised through the sales of custom-made skateboard decks. A barbecue was hosted by the Haliburton and District Lions Club.
Kids had the opportunity to write down what they would like to see done with the park, which is located beside the Dysart library branch.
Other financial contributions to the project include a $5,000 donation from a developer and a $7,500 grant from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
The project is expected to cost around $75,000.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.