Carter Goetz and his fellow members of the Summerset Citizens 4-H Club are getting closer to their handicap accessible playground equipment project for the Fontanelle City Park becoming a reality.
In fact, they’re inviting the community to come on board with them in making their community project a reality through an event they’re hosting soon. Sunday, March 31, the Summerset Citizens will be holding a Pancake Brunch at the Fontanelle Fire Station for a free will donation from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Pancakes will be served with sausage, eggs and a drink.
“I’m pretty excited for the community to come out and we’d love to have the community support it,” said Goetz, an eighth-grader at Nodaway Valley Middle School. “We’re about half way through fundraising. We have to have enough for the equipment before we can start.”
According to Goetz, who is spearheading this project but is gleaning help from his entire club, the entire handicap playground will total around $20,000 in value. Because of a donation from a local trust, one addition piece of equipment is likely to be added to the project.
In all, a merry-go-round, a sand digger and two swings. All pieces of the project are expected to be handicap accessible. Additional costs are incurred when you consider the rubber surface that will be installed under the equipment.
This project was first announced last April. The club’s goal is to finish off the project sometime later this spring, though they’re more worried about seeing the project to competition.
Goetz reports he hopes people will come out and enjoy pancakes for a good cause.
“We’re doing it from 10:30 to 1 so we can get people from church. We’re hoping people can come from church to there,” he said. “The Fontanelle Lions are cooking the Pancakes, and that makes our job a little easier [knowing they’ll take care of that]. We hope everyone comes out and supports us.”