"We are so excited, everyone has been working so hard," said Roberta Weliever, a retired Clay Community School teacher. She has been working with former students to get the word out and the community involved.
"This is for our children. They will have some place safe that they can go where they can stay out of trouble and do the something they love, skate," Weliever said.
In a letter that will be sent to local businesses and residents the Skatepark Committee explains the benefit that a skatepark would bring to the community.
Business owners would no longer have to worry about children getting hurt in their parking lots or destroying property.
"It would also attract more people to the community," Weliever said.
The Skatepark Committee held a car wash fundraiser Saturday at Advance Auto with children skateboarding in front of the building. The committee is also looking into fundraisers at Pizza Hut, with a coupon 20 percent of purchases to be donated to the Craig Skatepark on Aug. 22, Sept. 12, Oct. 3, and Oct. 17.
"The kids had a lot of fun raising money for the skatepark," Weliever said Saturday during the car wash.
However, the park is estimated to cost more than $200,000. To make a monetary donation, make checks payable to the Clay Community Parks Association, Attn. Clay Community Skatepark; PO Box 308, Brazil, 47834. Donations of wood, steel, rebar, sand, gravel and concrete mix are also appreciated.
To volunteer, contact Roberta Weliever at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-0611.