Greenview Reaches Fundraising Goal for Park Playground Equipment

The Greenview Community Park Committee thanks the corporations, businesses and individuals who generously donated and made it possible to reach its goal of purchasing new playground equipment for the community children's play area. The playground equipment has been purchased and will arrive and be ready to install in late September. The playground equipment cost $16,627.00. The cost of freight from the manufacturer to Greenview is an additional expense of $1,400.00. An anonymous party has volunteered to provide for transporting the unit from the manufacturer to Greenview and save the committee $,1,400.00. The installation cost by a contractor is $5,000.00. In order to keep the installation cost to a minimum, the committee will ask for volunteers for installing the equipment. Also, the committee felt it would be less expense to hire a construction supervisor with twenty years of experience for $1,600.00 to supervise the volunteers in the installation of the playground equipment than hire a contractor at $5,000.00. With the donated freight and the use of volunteers and construction supervisor it will save the committee $4,800.00 which will be used toward the purchase of rubber ground cover, which is presently used in the playground area in the park. The cost for the rubber ground cover will be $8,325.00 delivered. The Community Park Committee has raised $21,016.00 which leaves after the cost of the playground equipment and installation $2,789.00 towards the purchase of the $8,325.00 for ground cover. The park committee is needing to raise $5,536.00 to purchase the rubber ground cover for the new playground equipment. The Community Park Committee is planning fundraisers towards the purchase of the rubber ground cover. One of them will be having a booth at the Greenview Labor Day Celebration located in community park. They will be selling vinyl bulldog decals, handmade interior decor, as well as, exterior wreaths

They have also organized as fundraisers a shotgun raffle with the donation of a Legacy International Pointer 20 gauge shotgun by MTM Arms located in Athens. The committee is selling the tickets for $10.00 each or three for $25.00. If interested in purchasing tickets call (217)381-2332 or email greenviewilwater@gmail.com. The drawing will be held around noon on Labor Day in the park during the Labor Day Celebration. You are welcome to see the shotgun at MTM Arms. The Greenview Community Park Committee will be creating more fundraisers in order to purchase the ground cover for the new playground equipment. The committee is accepting donations to help reach the goal of purchasing the ground cover. If you would like to make a donation it can be made at the Middletown State Bank in Greenview or mail it to Greenview Village Hall 106 E. Washington Street, Greenview, IL 62642. Please make note the donation is for deposit in the playground equipment fund. If you have any questions please call (217)381-2332. The members of the Greenview Community Park Committee appreciate the generous donations that made it possible to purchase the playground unit and funds towards the purchase of the needed rubber ground cover.

Park Committee's Shotgun Raffle and Cosmic Bowling

The Greenview Park Committee is holding a Shotgun Raffle to raise funds for additional park equipment. MTM Arms located in Athens donated a Legacy International Pointer 20 Gauge Shotgun to raffle. The drawing will be held on Labor Day, September 3rd, at Noon. You do not need to be present to win. The tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. You must have a valid FOID Card with name matching the raffle ticket. All Federal/State/Local laws apply. You can get raffle tickets from the following Greenview Park Committee members: Sydnie Monroe, Danielle Morrow, Ashley Ahrens and Norm Hofmann. You can also purchase them at MTM Arms at 1001 High Prairie Dr., Athens, IL, To request tickets please call 217-968-7016 or E-mail greenviewilwater@gmail.com. The Greenview Park Committee appreciates MTM Arms for helping us to raise money to purchase ground cover and new playground equipment for the park.
The Community Park Committee also has arranged for a “Cosmic Bowling (Lights, Music, Fog) Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, August 25th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Logan Bowling Lanes at 1700 5th St. in Lincoln. There will be unlimited bowling during the two hour time period with free shoe rental included. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle and the committee will be raffling a fall wreath. The raffle tickets for the wreath will be $5.00 and the winning number will be drawn that evening. You do not need to be present to win. The game room and refreshment stand will be open as well as a bake sale provided by the park committee. There can be only 80 tickets sold and 5 people per lane. The cost is $10.00 per bowler. Please call 217-968-7016 or E-mail greenviewilwater@gmail.com for tickets. This will help the committee to provide ground cover for the new playground equipment and additional playground equipment for the park.

Playground Equipment Update

The Park Committee has reached and surpassed the goal of $18,100. The equipment has been purchased and any further donations will go towards ground cover and new equipment to replace older, outdated pieces.  The committee wants to thank all of the local supporters along with the business and corporate supporters for donating to make this a success. The equipment should arrive around the middle of September. The committee has decided to ask for volunteers to install the playground equipment with the assistance of a supervisor. This will save the committee over $5000 to have it installed, which will be used for other park improvements. When a installation date becomes set, more information will be released to ask for and get volunteers in order to assist in the installation, which will take two days over a weekend.  The committee will provide, lunch, dinner (if needed), snacks and drinks for all of the volunteers. 

Playground Fundraiser Progress

The Greenview Community Park Committee has raised $15,908.60 Towards it’s goal of $18,099.84 to purchase playground equipment which will serve children from 2 years - 12 years old. The playground will be located in the Greenview Community Park and available to all children’s use such as for birthday parties, family outings, reunions, special events or just everyday playing. The committee targeted June as the date to be able to purchase and have the equipment available for the children use. They were unable to reach their goal and are hoping to purchase and install the equipment by this fall, if not sooner. The Greenview Community Park Committee members will be going door-to-door in Greenview Tuesday evening July 2, 2018 to give information to the community residents on their project. If you wish, you can give a donation Tuesday to the committee member who visits you that evening. Information can also be located on the Village of Greenview website and facebook and Greenview School District website. If you would like to make a donation towards the purchase of the playground equipment you may send it to: Greenview Community Park Committee Greenview Village Hall 106 E Washington Street Greenview, IL 62642 or : make a donation at the Bank of Greenview during normal business hours. Please make a note the donation is for the Community Park Committee. Also, you may give a donation to a member of the Community Park Committee who are as follows: Sarah Heavner, Danielle Morrow, Alison Wood, Nathan Wood, Taya Smith, Karissa Carls, Ashley Ahrens, Desiree Castles, Trey Castles, Kellie Burton, Sydnie Monroe, Jessica Downs and Norm Hofmann. You may give your donation to any Trustee on the Village Board as well. The Greenview Park Committee thanks those corporations, businesses and individuals who have been generous in donating towards our obtaining the new playground equipment for the community park and children. As a fundraiser, the committee will be constructing and selling a cookbook made up of recipies donated by individuals. If you would like to donate a recipe(s) to be printed in the book please send it to : Greenview Water Dept. 145 E. Adams Street, Greenview, IL 62642. If you want to email a recipe please send it to: greenviewilwater@gmail.com. If you have a recipe to donate you can give it to the committee member who visits your home Tuesday, July 2, in the evening. The committee will make the cookbook available to purchase when they finish compiling and printing it. Please watch for a notice on the village and school district’s websites as well as an article in this newspaper.