Splash pad efforts moving forward

As we continue on our journey to raise the funds necessary to bring a splash pad to Marshalltown we have enjoyed the opportunity to partner with different groups and businesses around Marshalltown and Central Iowa. It has been exciting to meet new people and share creative ideas on how to improve our community. Our most recent fundraiser was held last week with participating in-home day cares. The consistent theme we have heard when working with day cares is a desire for a splash pad as it would allow the children in their care to have a fun and safe way to enjoy water play, promote physical activity and develop social skills with other children. To help our efforts, the fundraiser that was chosen was a penny war between participating in-home day cares combined with a tip night at Pizza Ranch. We want to say thank you to Pizza Ranch and their staff for allowing us to have this event at your facility. Thank you to Anna and Maria for coordinating this daycare fundraiser. Thank you to Happy Hands and Stef’s Kids for being part of this program. Thank you to Totem Bowl for providing the bowling package for the winning daycare. Thank you to several families, Marshalltown Morning Optimists, and anonymous donors for your amazing support and cash donations. Thank you to Bethany Glommen, LMT for providing chair massages. Thank you to William, Anthony, Mark, Emmett and Maria for being our servers. Thank you to all who joined us for dinner took interest in learning more about the program and left our servers generous tips. Thank you to Mary for helping us connect with Modern Woodmen and their matching grant program. Thank you Gene Edelen and Modern Woodmen for your generous support. Due to everyone’s help, we exceeded our goals for this fundraiser and more than $5,500 was raised. All donations will go directly to the splash pad build project and are tax deductible under our 501(c)3, non-profit status. If you want to learn more about our vision, program or partner with us, please catch us on Facebook at Splash_4_life and we will be more than happy to discuss this exciting project with you. Thank you once again.