In October, the Community Foundation of Burke County awarded FVR a $9327 grant to purchase 12 picnic tables (2 ADA) for the Open Green. FVR funds of $984.03 were used to cover the small overage for a price increase and shipping. The tables arrived on Wednesday, October 18. FVR volunteers (Johnny and Eric) spent two days assembling the tables to get them ready for Great Trails State Day on Saturday, October 21 for a Pizza Party. First the first time at the park, we had room for 74 people to sit together.
An added benefit was the parents and scout leaders had time to sit and enjoy each others’ company while the kids ran around the large grassy field playing tag and tossing a ball.
This is the start of a larger project to have a covered pavilion, amphitheater seating and grading to make the open green ADA compliant.