Thursday, April 22, 2010

Help Fun Forest be fun again!

Vote for Fun Forest to receive $30,000 from Sears to rebuild the park after it was burnt down by arsonist!

On April 1, 2010, someone set fire to the Fun Forest playground at Chesapeake City Park leaving in its place only charred ruins. The following week was spring break for area children, with Fun Forest being a likely destination for the younger ones. What greeted them as they entered the park was crime scene tape surrounding a beloved playground. The park was conceived by the Chesapeake Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce in 1994, and built by nearly 2,000 volunteers from all over the city and beyond. At the time, it was called the largest handicapped-accessible park on the East Coast. Already the Chesapeake Department of Parks and Recreation has received contributions and offers of help from many people outraged by the destruction of Fun Forest, but much more is needed. Please send the Sears Lawn & Garden Crew to Chesapeake and help us rebuild Fun Forest.
So far the park is in the lead with over 12,000 votes! I hope they can get it rebuilt soon so my boys can go there for the first time this summer!
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1 comment:

  1. Aw how sad. Going to vote now! I was just going through some Twitter messages I've had forever! I'm your newest follower! I love your blog!

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