Sara Anderson, general coordinator of the committee overseeing the proposed Mansfield Community Playground, said there are many ways for residents to get involved with the project.
"If we want this playground, people are going to have to get together and help out," Anderson said. "That's really going to make or break this project," she said.
The project, to be funded solely through donations, is estimated to cost $300,000 to complete, Anderson said.
Here's how you can help:
- Purchase a Fence Picket
Six hundred fence pickets would surround the Mansfield Community Playground. For $35, you can have a name or business engraved on a permanent fence picket.
- Sponsor a Playground Component
Cover the cost associated with one or more components of the playground such as a bench ($350), cable walk ($500) or fire pole ($850). See all components in attatched PDF file.
- Become a Playground Sponsor
Donations of $100 or more would be recognized on a permanent donor wall at the entrance of the playground.
- Eat at Papa Gino's on Nov. 7
From 4-9 p.m., 20 percent of all sales made by those presenting a community flier (see attached) will go toward the playground.
- Join the Mansfield Community Playground Committee
The committee is currently looking for a Public Relations Coordinator, among other positions. The candidate would head a sub-committee responsible for writing press releases, managing a Facebook page, developing Web content and creating fliers.
If you are interested in donating, volunteering or learning more about the project, contact Sara Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.