WEDC seeking help to install new city playground equipment
Pictured is a rendition of the new play ground equipment Wells officials recently purchased. The community is being asked to come help install the new equipment during a workday set for Saturday, Sept. 7.
All hands on deck!
The Wells Economic Development Corporation and other entities are asking for their community’s help in getting the city’s new playground equipment installed. A community work-day has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, at the playground location, behind Wells Farm & Supply.
“We do have an engineer heading up the project,” Mayor Pro tem Robert Kalka said. “And any and all help will be truly appreciated.”
Kalka said even if residents can’t invest their time, donations of water and snacks would be more than appropriate.
The men’s groups from Falvey Methodist and First Baptist churches, as well as members of Masonic Lodge #915 have also committed to participate in the work-day.
“The Lodge has a long history of supporting local children,” Lodge member Paul Vann said. “This is just another great opportunity to do for the children of Wells and to fellowship with our neighbors.
“We’d love to see as many as can get out to help on this project.”
The playground equipment was purchased for $16,000 with donations originally sought for a city splash pad.
“After researching the splash pad project, we realized it wasn’t feasible at this time,” Kalka said in an earlier interview. “But we wanted to do something for the community, who was so supportive, so we’ve opted to put in this new playground, especially since our existing park needs so much work.”
Tentative finish date on the installation is no later than the end of November.
Donations of supplies, refreshments or funds may be made at Wells City Hall, 293 W. Rusk St., Wells. Call City Hall, (936) 867-4615, to volunteer for the work-day.
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