However, a committee composed of city officials and local citizens has embarked on a fund-raising campaign to raise an additional $20,000 for a larger playground system that will give enhanced play value and conform to the highest safety standards for all children using the equipment.
To help raise the additional funds, the citizen group has joined with the Vermillion Area Community Foundation as part of a public-private partnership. They are also seeking financial contributions from local businesses and residents, which the committee hopes will trigger a generous community response.
Members of the Prentis Park Project are: Citizen members � Jenny French, Karen Olmstead, Rich Braunstein; and city representatives: John Prescott, city manager; David Nelson, director of parks and recreation; and Mary Edelen, city council.
Fund-raising efforts will continue through March and the equipment will be installed during the summer of 2006.