Finding extra money to fund programs and projects is a seemingly never-ending quest, and the Godfrey Park & Recreation Department is considering trying something new. While it has been successful in obtaining grants in the past, some on the Park & Recreation Committee feel the creation of a parks foundation might open up even more opportunities.
Park & Recreation Director Kimberly Caughran says the biggest advantage she can see to establishing a foundation is providing a different way to raise capital funds for some of the larger projects they would like to do.
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Caughran says they would like to develop the center section of Glazebrook Park, tying together each end, installing lights at some of the athletic fields, or giving Homer Adams Park a facelift. She says the creation of a foundation could also help them find more volunteers, which can be a challenge. The Park & Recreation Committee will meet March 14 at 8:30am at the Godfrey Village Hall.