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equipment has been purchased and any further donations will go towards ground cover and new equipment to replace older, outdated pieces.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.

Playground Equipment Replacement Fundraising

The Village of Greenview established a Community Park Committee which has the responsibility to
assess, identify, and start the process of replacing the community’s present playground equipment.  The present playground equipment was installed in 1966 and 1995. The committee will begin replacing the equipment that has recently been identified as “unable to be repaired”. This playground equipment is situated in the community park.
The community park playground is used by several groups including our local school district, surrounding school districts’ class outings, family reunions, children’s birthday parties and special occasions. The park also hosts community events such as our Labor Day Celebration.
Even though some of the playground equipment is over 50 years old, The village has been able to maintain it in a safe condition for use by children. Now, we are experiencing structural problems to the point they cannot continue to be repaired. 
The Community Park Committee has identified a new piece of playground equipment that will contribute to the community’s needs.  This new playground equipment would provide 2 to 12-year old with physical exercise and entertainment. To reduce cost, the new playground unit will not have comparable children activities as our present playground equipment provides.  The committee’s goal is to purchase and install the playground unit in early June for the children to play on during the summer.  This playground unit is the first piece of equipment needing to be replaced.
The Community Park Committee is in the process of raising $18,099.84 for purchasing and installation of the new playground unit. They are accepting donations as one means of raising the needed funds to accomplish their goal. If you would like to help by giving a donation toward the playground unit purchase, you can send it to: Greenview Community Park Committee, Greenview Village Hall 106 East Washington Street, Greenview, IL 62642   If you have any need for additional information about this campaign you may call the village hall at (217) 968-5314.