August 20, 2009

Optimist Club of Moore helps build a splash pad

With the summer coming to an end, it's time to say goodbye to swimming pools and splash pads. What's a splash pad you ask?

It is what you think - another way to beat the heat and keep our children entertained for hours. The Optimist Club of Moore, Ontario helped the Corunna Athletic Park create this water playground that features above-ground interactive water toys such as water turrets, buckets and fountains.

The Optimist Club raised half of the $160,000 price tag through a number of fundraising events including a comedy show, a youth dance and barbecues. According to Fred Strickland, Club President,“We thought it would be the ideal thing to have in the community.”

The St. Clair Township matched the other half and plans to cover the $7,000 water bill each year. This is an example of another great way that Optimist Clubs can work with their government officials to make their community a great place to live and raise a family.
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