We at the Laurel Lions Club, club #32290, are asking for help in the beahtification of the Lion’s Family Park South Pond. in the new phase of the continuing project we are looking to widen and pave the current pathway that surrounds the pond as well as install a handicap accessible clock for those people in all stages of mobility can fish from a point other than the shoreline and enjoy the pond to its fullest extent. We have witnessed South Ponds role in the community as a place of gathering and peaceful recreation. Just this past month over 300 children were seen fishing at the pond during the ﬁshing derby. This is just one use that Lions Family Park South Pond has. Barbeques and gatherings of all type have used the Park’s facilities to their full benefit. We aim to help the park become even more accessible to all.
The project will consist of a widening of the pathway to a width of 8 feet and include paving for the entire distance. This will allow folks in wheelchairs or strollers to venture on a leisurelyjourney t0 the far side of the pond without any troubles, and still allow these that want to jog or walk without having to stop to make room. The other part of the project will be building a dock with handicap rails, that will make venturing out to be safe and enjoyable. (In this packet we have included drawings of the dock and pictures of the pathway as it sits now.) Like any project support is needed to help make this a reality. The Laurel Lions Club has pledged $5,000 to this project and the State of Montana has pledged $62,000 as a reward from the Yellowstone River Oil Spill Settlement. Our goal is to raise $100,000 which will then be matched by Lions International in a matching Grant. This will give the project a total of $200,000 + to cover the costs of the project. (also included is the award letter from Alicia Stickney informing us of the State of Montana’s promise and pledge.)
Finally, the ﬁnal piece of information we have included is a rough breakdown of costs tocomplete this project. We thank you for your time and look forward to working with our community to make it a better place to live for all.
If you have any questions you can call either:
Paul Kober- 406-855—1331
Alan Kero- 406-304-8684
Phyllis Bromgard- 406-628-6288
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Donate as little as $10 today to help make a difference in the Laurel community! Your donations are fully tax-deductible.