Local volunteers are setting out to build a play-space for the community. Imagination Station is celebrating its 27th year. The new play space will be created with accessibility in mind and built with the newest durable products. The new play-space will draw many visitors with over 20,000 square feet of play space and is estimated to cost $500,000.

The Reimagine fundraising team is kicking-off fundraising this month with the sale of fence pickets that will surround Imagination Station 2.0. Donors can purchase a picket for $100 and provide up to 22 characters (including spaces) that will be embossed into the picket.

“This is a great Christmas gift that will last a lifetime,” says Katie Appold, Co-Chair of the Fundraising for The Reimagine Project, “Individuals can visit the new play-space for generations and see the names of people in our community that contributed to the project.”

To purchase a picket, visit gh-reimagine.org/picketfence to complete the form and donate $100 through the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation website.

“We have many fundraising channels to reach our $500,000 goal throughout this coming year,” says Mary TenCate, Co-Chair of Fundraising, “We are very excited to begin gift vouchers for the Grand Haven-Opoly board game in time for Christmas. This is a fun and memorable gift for anyone who visits or lives in the Tri-Cities.”

The vouchers can be purchased through MACkite.com and then exchanged at MACkite store in downtown Grand Haven when the board games become available in late January. Grand Haven-Opoly is expected to be a big draw to Grand Haven community and visitors. The fundraising team has worked with local iconic retailers to sponsor spaces on the board to make the game a great legacy to our community. Included are local favorites Pronto Pup, Dairy Treat, and Sweet Temptations. The board game will be available to be purchased by many downtown retailers.

The new play-space will be built in the fall of 2018. It is estimated that as the project gears up for build week, there will be over 1,500 volunteers scheduled for build shifts. This is far more than building a state of the art, accessible play-space, it’s building a community. This project offers great opportunities for anyone to be involved in the cause.

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