Two organizations have recently donated funds to support Kiwanis Park and the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Project that will be located at the park.
The Battle Ground Garden Club, established in 1948, recently made the decision to disband the organization due to a decline in membership. The Club had served the community through educational seminars and workshops for over 6 decades. In a final gesture of service, the club donated their remaining funds to the Park Foundation to be used for two City of Battle Ground park projects – a bench to be placed at Kiwanis Park and a cash donation of $592 to be used for the Veterans Memorial Project. The bench, which overlooks the play area at Kiwanis Park, was unveiled at a dedication ceremony on October 14th.
Heather Porter of Morton’s Stoves, Pools & Spas presented a check in the amount of $497 at a recent City Council meeting to support the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Project. The Battle Ground business raised the money through selling raffle tickets for an electric fireplace. “When people learned the fundraiser was for the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Project, they dug a little deeper into their pockets to show their support” said Ms. Porter.
Kiwanis Park will be the future site of the Veterans Memorial to honor local veterans who have died in service to their country. This place of honor will provide the community an area for private reflection as well as a gathering place for events honoring the fallen. Groundbreaking for the project is expected to occur in 2015.
Funding for the Veterans Memorial is solely dependent on public donations and contributions of in-kind services and materials. To contribute to the project or for further information select the Veterans Memorial link below.