It is time for the final push to get the playground built. The efforts hit a detour when Kershaw Town Council denied helping with a grant match of $25,000, which would have allowed the J Marion Sims foundation to issue a grant, That grant is to help with the build costs of $375,000. The Town Council justified the denial in saying they did not have the funds and had already contributed about $81,000 to the park process. With the Town of Kershaw no longer able to help, the burden has shifted to the people.
On March 4th, 2018, the Kershaw Auction Company will hold an auction for the Playground at the auction house at 242 North Hampton Street. The auction will run from 7-10 pm. You can donate items for the auction by dropping them at M&M auto on Hampton St on Wednesdays and 8-2 on Saturdays. M&M Auto is donating a used car to the auction. Brenda Kays will be open for meals during the auction.
Above are some pictures of the park during the recent removal of the old equipment.
It is now in the hands of the citizens of Kershaw and the surrounding community to band together to finish the project. Donations can also be made to the Park Project itself through the website Kershawpark.com. Kershaw Community Park Council members are seeking companies as sponsors for the park build process.