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Spring is here and it’s getting warmer (well slightly warmer). Updated plans for Lions Splash Pad are complete and it has some new features. There will be a large 35-foot diameter area and a smaller 15-foot area dedicated to younger children with a concrete surface area of roughly 2000 square-feet. The smaller area will have less intimidating water jets and will help to physically separate age groups to avoid accidental bumps and bruises. A foot-activated button in each area concrete will turn the Splash Pad on for 3-5 minutes; the water jets will cycle on and off with some choreography.
The Splash Pad parts are on order and construction should start in late April or early May with a targeted Memorial Day Opening. Donations slowed during the winter and we are hoping to kick back up now that Spring is here. Donations made by April 30 will be guaranteed your personalized brick is ready by the Grand Opening.
Learn about the latest details about Lions Splash Pad in Collins Park – Planned May 2017 Opening.
Lion Eric Buskirk on ‘Schenectady Today’ with Ann Parillo.
Schenectady Today, Jan 31, 2017 (Splash Pad segment is 39:55 to 49:50).
Congratulations to the Winners of the Scotia-Glenville Lions Splash Pad Raffle:
1st – Ticket 0484, Jack H. of Long Island NY, $6250, bought ticket online
2nd – Ticket 0578, John M. of Galway NY, $250, bought ticket from Galway Lion
3rd – Ticket 0948, Alex B. of Glenville NY, $250, bought ticket from Scotia-Glenville Lion
4th – Ticket 0264, Shelly L. of Loudonville NY, $250, bought ticket at Morris Ford
5th – Ticket 1027, Kelly B. of Scotia NY, $250, bought ticket at Holiday on Ave
6th – Ticket 0101, Kathy W. of Charlton NY, $250, bought ticket from Scotia-Glenville Lion
A total of 703 tickets were sold, falling short of the minimum to award to Car as Grand Prize. Per the raffle rules, the Grand Prize was reduced to 50% of raffle revenue ($6250) and 2nd-6th prizes were reduced to $250 each.
The raffle raised $5000 for the Spalsh Pad. We are well on the way to have it open in May 2017. Thank you to everyone who participated for your generous support. We still have more funds to raise to achieve our goal and there are other ways to contribute including the buy a brick program. We will continue to post updates on our website and facebook.