When it Rains it Pours…
By Brooke McGee
When it rains it pours. But apparently, that’s not always a bad thing. You dream, you hope- for your dreams to rain down upon you, and sometimes… just sometimes… that actually does happen.
For the Portage Family Skate Park project, local businesses and individuals are joining together to make a hope a reality for our local community. Most recently, the Community Bank of Portage (a branch of the Bank of Wisconsin Dells) has extended with open arms a gift of hope to the community it resides in.
We hear so frequently that if anything seems too good to be true… well not with hard work and support. With logical business senses, contingencies do ride upon this generous donation. (Did I mention it was $2,000 dollars? I didn’t add an extra zero. That really is two THOUSAND dollars donated to the community.) For the PFSP to receive this, certain deadlines must be made in order for this to become a reality. Between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of this project, the money will be dispersed as goals are met.
Bob Wachuta, Portage branch Vice President, were encouraged and motivated to be at the check presentation, as was Heather Meyer, Barb Knight and Danielle Hernkind and more. “This shows a strong community,” Wachuta stated. “It shows the support for all that Portage has and needs.”
Kim Zaniboni, enthusiastically mentioned “For the youth in our community, anything we can give will be a good thing. How can helping hurt?”
Does anyone recall the $5,000 Tony Hawk Grant matching challenge the PFSP met? Yes, we rise to challenges. And with the continuous support of our community, this can easily be met as well. Facebook support is exploding, and more and more businesses are realizing the benefits that the park will bring to the area. That’s good sense, just like the Community Bank of Portage has.
To keep up with the PFSP, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can find this information check portageskatepark.org. Area businesses can educate themselves on potential increased business revenue, safety efforts that are being taken into consideration, park plans and more. You can only be benefited by taking the time to check it out!
The PFSP and those supporting members of the community extend a sincere and gracious thank you to the Community Bank of Portage and Bank of Wisconsin Dells. Together, a community stands strong.