While its a slow process, things are moving forward with the new skatepark. Due to some delays (which I hear are normal for projects of this scale) the ground breaking date has been pushed back to the beginning of the year with the grand opening sometime in the spring. More details to follow.
Meanwhile, this gives us more time to work on securing the funding we need to make this park as big and bad as possible!
Right now we have just over $587,000 and we are making a push to get to $600,000 through selling brick sponsorships.
On Thursday October 30th, from 11:30 to 1:30, Friends for Skateparks would like to invite anyone interested in helping us approach local businesses concerning purchasing a brick for the Berryhill Skatepark to join us for a working lunch.
The lunch will be held in the community room at First Southern National Bank, 3060 Harrodsburg Road. (park in the back of the lot and come up the stairs to the second floor). We will provide sandwiches, chips, and drinks.
At this lunch we will be entering buisness names into spreadsheets, calling businesses to acquire names of the correct contact at the business, and addressing envelopes. We also will divide the businesses up among those of us there for a follow-up phone calls.
Any work you can do (acquiring names and addresses as well as the appropriate contact at the buisness) prior to coming will be helpful. Please stop by for some or all of this time and help us with our Brick Campaign for the park!
If you plan to come, please rsvp with firstname.lastname@example.org