Greenwood Newsletter August 20, 2014
VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD IS SEEKING....
GREENWOOD FUN DAY
GREENWOOD FUN DAY WAS HELD LAST SATURDAY AND IF YOU WERE NOT THERE YOU MISSED A GOOD TIME..WANT TO THANK THE PARK AND REC FOR THE MANY HOURS OF HARD WORK THEY PUT IN TO PULL THIS OFF AND WHAT A GOOD JOB YOU ALL DID...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU....BELOW ARE SOME PICTURE I WAS ABLE TO GET...
CASS COUNTY TOURISM CONTINUES TO SUPPORT PARK IMPROVEMENTS....
In 2013 the Greenwood Park and Recreation Committee applied for funding to continue improvement efforts within the Village park. Those improvements follow the development and improvement plan that has been created by the committee. The plan identifies enhancements and facility replacement needs of the park, for the benefit of the citizens. In 2011/12 a new handicap accessible modern restroom was installed to replace the facility damaged in a storm. At the same time a new ADA (American's With Disabilities Act) compliant water fountain and sidewalks were added. In 2013/14 a new 3-sided informational kiosk was installed in the center of the park cul-de-sac. The kiosk will be used to promote Village events, promote local business and attractions and inform visitors of nearby attractions in the county. As a part of the same grant application, and thanks to generous matching funds provided by the Ashland/Greenwood youth soccer organization, portable bleachers were purchased to provide more seating for the growing number of fans and supporters that attend the youth soccer league games.
These improvements have been made possible thanks to generous support from The Cass County Tourism Capital Improvement grant program, which is funded by proceeds generated from lodging tax dollars collected in the county for motel, bed-n-breakfast and campground rentals. The grant program is a competitive process requiring a detailed application and matching funds, which in the case of recent Village applications have been provided by the Village via Keno proceeds and by private donors and Foundations such as the Peter Kiewit Foundation. Park and Rec Vice-Chairman Jim Swenson reports, "Cass County Tourism's support has been critical to our renovation and improvement efforts in the park. An attractive park with functional amenities serves as a gathering spot for youth and families and allows them to spend quality time together, encourages exercise and healthy life-styles, and builds community pride. In a small community such as Greenwood, funding for park improvements and maintenance is limited, the developments we have gained in the park would not be possible without the investments made by Cass County Tourism".
Recently, new electrical service was installed within the park by the Village staff. Future park improvement plans include; planting new trees to replace those lost in recent years, improvements to the ball field, and a large scale effort to replace and upgrade the playground with new ADA compliant equipment and rubber surfacing. The committee has acquired a conceptual design for the playground and will seek other concepts to review and consider. This will require grant support and it is the intention of the committee to apply to Cass County Tourism and other sources once again for funding assistance.
Take time to visit your village park and enjoy the amenities it offers.
The following pictures are of the bleachers and the kioSk that was purchase recently..
ASHLAND GREENWOOD SCHOOL HAS STARTED AND ACCORDING TO THE SCHOOL CALENDAR THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK...
THURSDAY 21ST.....SOFTBALL HOME V. TEKAMAH-HERMAN 5P.M.
FRIDAY 22ND.....FOOTBALL BLUE AND WHITE SCRIMMAGE 7 P.M.
MONDAY 25TH...HEAD START PRESCHOOL BEGINS
TUESDAY 26TH.....SOFTBALL AT PLATTEVIEW VARSITY ONLY 5 P.M.
ZUMBA HAS STARTED UP AGAIN FOR THE FALL ON TUESDAY NIGHTS AT THE GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT 7P.M.
Ladies come join me for Zumba Fitness tonight 7pm! $5/class with Lisa Steiner will have a sub tonight
You have till Friday the 22nd to use the Recycle Trailer over at the Fire Station for the month of August...Everyone is welcome to use it..
SCHWAN'S ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER
The Murray Presbyterian Deacons, under the name of "Mighty Murray Small Church", are raising funds to be donated to the Lori Williams family of Murray, NE. Lori was paralyzed due to an accident several months ago and now her family is under mounting financial stress. Lori's family will receive 20% of orders starting August 18 through October 2, 2014 and, after October 2, will receive 5% for one year.
To order online, you must enter www.schwans-cares.com/f/
If you live in the U.S. and have local Schwan's delivery, you may participate in this worthy cause. A Schwan's delivery person will deliver your products directly to your home and you'll be helping Lori and her family!
Please direct any questions you might have to Sherrill at 402-235-2844.
Thank you for your support!