Macomb parents: two things you should know about.
Discovery Day Camp: the Macomb Park District is hosting this day camp, with Sally Adams as coordinator. Madelyn has been attending and she loves it: Saturday morning, when we reminded her camp was only weekdays, she cried. They’ve had a fantastic lineup of activities: visiting museums, swimming, and crafts. For example, today they visited the Midwest Horseshoeing School, and Madelyn came home with a horseshoe. (!)
The camp is 1-5pm daily, you can enroll by the week, and it’s cheap. Ages 4-10. Fill out the waiver and visit the MPD office (1406 N. Randolph, 309-837-PARK) to sign up. Runs until at least the end of June, and maybe more.
Kiwanis Playground Project: there’s some playground equipment in Macomb’s Chandler Park, but not much, especially since last winter when the slide was removed. Macomb Kiwanis, who put the “swiss cheese” play stuff in Chandler Park years ago, are sponsoring a fundraising drive to add more. Their goal is $30,000, and they are at $21,000 now. Here’s what Kiwanis president Debbie Vandermark wrote me about it:
Thank you for your interest in purchasing an engraved brick to help build a brand new playground in Macomb. The engraved bricks are priced at $100 for a 4×8″ brick, and $500 for a corporate 8×8″ brick. Any donations will certainly be accepted toward the playground, but to purchase a brick, the donation would need to be a minimum of $100. However, we have had a couple of people who have chosen to pay for a $100 brick in installments. For more information on that option, please contact our treasurer, Tim Moss, at MidAmerica National Bank, 309-833-4111.
Please know that your investment will allow Kiwanis to purchase and donate a new playground to the city and Chandler Park that will last for many generations to come. The original playground, which appeals primarily to younger children, will remain an important part of Chandler Park. This second playground, which will be located across from Aurelio’s Pizza, will include more challenging (and fun) features for children ages 5 to 12. The patio will be built using the engraved bricks to provide seating where parents and others can relax and watch the children play.
We bought a brick. Download the flyer and buy one too — or send in whatever donation you can. A better playground in Chandler Park is sorely needed.