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Reimagine Project kicks off fence picket, board game sales

Krystle Wagner • Dec 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Fundraising efforts are underway for the Reimagine Project, which is the community campaign to redo the 27-year-old Imagination Station at Grand Haven’s Mulligan’s Hollow Recreation Area.

Through the two new fundraising opportunities, donors can leave their name on the project and own a board game featuring Grand Haven.

Pickets for the fence that will surround the more than 20,000-square-foot play space can be purchased for $100. Each picket can have a name with up to 22 characters and spaces embossed on it.

Forms for the pickets can be filled out online at gh-reimagine.org/picketfence, and donations can be made through the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation website

The Reimagine Project’s fundraising team worked with retailers to sponsor spaces. Some of the spaces include the Dairy Treat, Pronto Pup stand and Sweet Temptations.

Gift vouchers are now available for the Grand Haven-Opoly board game. Vouchers/games are $39.99 and can be purchased online at shop.mackite.com/grand-haven-opoly. Vouchers can be exchanged at MACkite, 106 Washington Ave., when the games are available, which is expected to be in mid-January.

The campaign’s goal is $500,000. Mary TenCate, co-chairperson of fundraising for the Reimagine Project, said they have many fundraising channels to reach that goal.

“We are very excited to begin gift vouchers for the Grand Haven-Opoly board game in time for Christmas,” she said. “This is a fun and memorable gift for anyone who visits or lives in the Tri-Cities.”

The pickets also make for great Christmas gifts that will last a lifetime, said the other fundraising co-chairperson, Katie Appold.

“Individuals can visit the new play space for generations and see the names of people in our community that contributed to the project,” she said.

In late September, local students developed and pitched inclusive play space ideas to designers from Leathers & Associates. In early October, the designers turned those ideas into a final design that will feature items such as a Coast Guard boat, bridge resembling the catwalk, rope climbing wall, monkey bars, slide, shaky bridge and swings.

The estimate is that more than 1,500 volunteers will help build the play space next fall.

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