The community formed winding lines outside the doors of Fashion Bug in Portage, waiting for the doors to open to the first Family Trick-or-Treat Night. A total of 518 excited people participated in this exciting event on October 31, 2015. Starting at 6:30pm, the activities were over in only an hour and half and left people wanting more from the Portage Family Skate Park… and that is exactly what the leadership intends to do, more. “We are having fun building a better future in Portage.” And this is just the start.
The message of the night, in coordination with the “Fright” theme of Halloween, was “Be Brave!” The Portage Family Skate Park is intentionally building a positive culture in Portage. “Be brave and do the right thing, no matter what! That’s why we are here. Because when you are surrounded by all the right people, you can do all the right things!!!”
What you didn’t see that night was the hours of detail preparation, especially by the Grean Carpet Clean sponsors. Volunteers poured themselves into this event all in the heart of wanting “others to be successful.” These type of events create the ripple effect on the local level. The Trick or Treat produced 38 excited volunteers and 480 inspired community members in Portage, Wisconsin, leaving the event with positive energy.
Left: Andrew Tamminga Art Director PFSP, Right: Kyle Little President PFSP
The Portage Family Skate Park thanks volunteers and sponsorship from US Cellular, Portage United Methodist Church, Hope with Books, Preston Motorsports, Don Rick Insurance, Activate Church, Realty Executives, Grean Carpet Clean, Family Video, Prairie Flower Beads, The Odd Fellows, Mary Kay, and the Portage Police Department. Thank you Fairway Mortgage, BMO Harris, and World Finance for your financial support. Also, to Kat, Ashlyn, Taylor for playing games with families; Pat for playing the part of Ol’ Saint Nic; and Liz, Debbie, and Andrew for your volunteerism in so many ways. This is your win!
And to Mr. Richard Lynn, Thank you for your kindness and generosity; We could not have asked for a better building than the old Fashion Bug.
Portage Family Skate Park
Left: Jared Pierson V.P PFSP, Right: Michelle Pierson