Skatepark fundraiser underway

Now that the skatepark renovation project is underway, the local skatepark committee is looking for ways to ensure it gets completed.

The new street course is slated for completion by late March, but the committee would also like to raise funds to build a concrete bowl, which would cost $30,000.

Volunteer coordinator Julie Tucker and others will begin selling four-by-four-inch tiles that will be personalized with the purchaser’s name. Each tile will go toward creating an eight-foot by eight-foot mosaic mural

“Our goal is to sell 500 of them,” Tucker said. “The idea is to get the community involved and create a permanent piece of art that everyone can enjoy at the new park.”

Tiles cost $60 apiece and will be sold in booths outside Obsidian Snow and Skate, Wal-Mart, Safeway and Rosauers beginning this weekend. Tucker will also be going door-to-door in her neighborhood.

“The kids really need this,” she said. “It would be really great for the community and would also help boost the local economy.”

The committee is trying to raise the money in the next three weeks so the bowl may be completed in time for the Vegetate Snowboard Festival in April.

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