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Wolfe City Park - New Equipment Coming SOON!
Families and children of Wolfe City will soon benefit from grant funding obtained by United Way of Hunt County for city park improvements. KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to the bold goal of bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, recently granted $15,000 that will be coupled with $9,000 granted through the FL Young Foundation.
“We are very excited that we applied for two grants and received funds from both,” said Frances Dalbey, executive director of United Way of Hunt County. “The improvement of Wolfe City’s park is a great need and I’m glad United Way of Hunt County will be leading the charge.
To add to this park improvement plan, United Way of Hunt County is also seeking about $10,000 from private donors for aesthesis improvements, such as ground cover, parking lot, concrete walkways, benches, and more.
The park is a partnership of the City of Wolfe City and the Wolfe City Independent School District, who owns the land. The park’s equipment is deteriorating and unsafe. These newly-acquired grant funds will be used to greatly improve the park, which in turn, influences the economic improvement of the city.
KaBOOM! feels all play matters for all kids, and the organization is dedicated to the conviction that everyone should have an opportunity to realize the benefits of all types of play. Because play – in all of its forms – is a powerful thing. From addressing obesity, and improving mental health and wellness, to building a creative and successful workforce – balanced and active play lays the foundation for a skilled, healthy, resilient, and successful society.
Anyone wanting to contribute to Wolfe City park improvement is encouraged to send a check made out to United Way of Hunt County, with “Wolfe City park” in the memo line; or click here.