Happy Holidays! PFSP recaps.

Happy Holidays!


In the Spirit of Giving Hope to youth and families in Portage and the surrounding area who are looking for more places close to home to have fun, The Portage Family Skate Park participated in the Holiday Parade this year.  Thanks to the dedication and kind heartedness of Andrew Tamminga, Todd Miller, Debbie Little and Jayda La Rush, kids and their families were encouraged that Christmas Dreams and Hopes can come true.  To keep the dream alive through this colder season, Andrew worked diligently  at Who’s Yer Painter on the chimney and did such a great job of it that it seemed as if Santa certainly could have slid down through at anytime!  Todd and Andrew decorated a beautiful tree while Debbie and Jayda wrapped up some presents with care to place under the tree.  A Portage Family Skate Park Deck was the final touch and the lights were lit!  For a moment –  until the generator gave out – but the lights were on downtown and  the Holiday Spirit was seen, felt and heard everywhere!  Andrew said there were more people downtown for the parade this year than he has seen any other year. He said he loved every minute of driving through the parade while Todd rode his skateboard and volunteers mingled through the streets handing out newsletters!  It is such a great feeling having the support of an entire community coming together at such a magical time of year!  Holiday wishes and dreams can come true but Santa needs all of our help throughout the whole year in order to build The Portage Family Skate Park.  He said the letters are coming in from kids that they want a skate park and elves are working hard to make it come true!  You can give a donation to the Kiwanis noting that it is for the Skate Park and let a skateboarder know you care! -June Paul