Paducah Bank Donates $5,000 to Rotary Playground

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Paducah Bank’s Board of Directors presented a $5000 check to Rotary Club President John Williams, Jr. and Vice Chair Melanie McNeill to support their community playground.  For more information about the playground and how you can volunteer, please see the Rotary press release below.

Paducah Rotary Club Seeking Support to Build Playground

Paducah, KY – The Rotary Club of Paducah is seeking volunteers to construct a new public playground during a community build event which will take place the week of June 20-26, 2016. The playground will provide children of all ages and abilities with a place for active and creative play in a natural outdoor setting.

The new $200,000 playground is being constructed as a part of the new Paducah Health Park project which will be located at 13th Street and Martin Luther King Drive in Paducah. The 4,000 square foot play area will feature a rope wall, rock wall, along with a variety of castles, swings, slides and monkey bars. The new playground will provide hours of healthy exercise and entertainment for the children in the community.

During the seven-day construction period, The Rotary Club of Paducah will lead nineteen 4-hour shifts of volunteers who will dig, saw, hammer and assemble the playground in place. “Materials, tools, nourishing meals and even childcare will be provided to our volunteers”, says John Williams, Jr., president of the Rotary Club of Paducah, “all we need now is for people to sign up!” All in all, 900 4-hour volunteer slots will be filled to complete this project. A majority of the shifts have been filled however volunteers are needed for weekend crews. Individuals, church groups, civic groups and local businesses are needed as volunteers to make this project a reality.

Funding for the playground is being provided by the Rotary Club of Paducah, Rotary District 6710, local individuals and businesses. Interested donors may contact The Rotary Club of Paducah.

The Rotary Club of Paducah is currently selling up to 800 personalized picket panels for the fence that will surround the playground. For a minimum donation of $50, donors can place their name, business, church or civic group on a picket.  Names are limited to 17 characters on each picket.  To purchase a picket, please visit the project website (listed below).

The build will conclude with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, June 26th at 6pm. The public is invited to attend. To learn more about the project, view the playground design and sign up as a volunteer for a shift or two, visit www.PaducahRotaryPlayground.com.