Playground Update 2-22-14

We are only 18 days away from the start of Build Week!

Our next planning meeting is Tuesday, Feb 25 at 5:30 pm at the Children’s Center at 112 W. 5th in Bonham.  We will discuss materials, tools, child care, food, volunteers, fundraising and more!  All are welcome.  PCP vol & $ needed

All types of volunteers are needed during Build Week (March 12-16). In addition to skilled and unskilled labor, volunteers are needed to check-in workers, provide child care for kids 9 and under, prepare and serve food and drinks to the workers, and complete artistic projects too. Volunteers must register here.

All kinds of tools and equipment are needed, including 3 chain saws, 10 push brooms, 25 five gallon buckets, 50 coffee cans or plastic jugs, 5 crow bars, 65 electric drills, 70 extension cords, 50 hammers, 20 hard hats, 30 levels, 10 nail punches, 10 post hole diggers, 30 rakes, 12 routers, 15 screwdrivers, 35 shovels, 50 tape measures, 10 utility knives and 30 wheelbarrows.  Tools can be dropped off at Powder Creek Playground on Saturday, March 8 from 9 am to 2 pm or Sunday, March 9 from 2 -5 pm. Tools will be marked and inventoried on a daily basis. They will be stored in a secured container. Tools can be picked up on Sunday, March 16 after 3 pm.  more

Donations of snacks and breakfast foods are needed during build week. To donate, contact Sue Taylor at or Megan Massey at

Several fundraising plans are underway. At last report, about $107,000 has been raised towards the goal of $121,000. That means volunteers need to raise about $14,000 more.

Chi Lambda has pledged to donate 10% of the proceeds from their annual auction again this year. This group of philanthropic women have actually made this pledge for several years now. The dinner, auction and dance will be held on Saturday, March 22 at the Multi-Purpose Complex. Tickets are available from Chi Lambda members, including playground volunteers Michelle Griffith, Kim Ford and Kassi Bowen.


Picket sales – a limited number of pickets are being sold to individuals for $30 each or to businesses for $50 each. Each picket can be engraved with a name of your choice. Picket order forms are available at Fannin Bank, American Bank of Texas and the Tax-Assessor Collector’s Office and here.

Coins for Construction – several local schools and businesses are collecting coins for constructing the playground.

Just this week we collected over $150 from just 2 Kwik Chek stores!

Kwik ChekThank you to the following places who are collecting coins:

  • Fannin Bank
  • Finley Oates Elementary
  • Granny Lou’s Bed & Breakfast
  • IW Evans Intermediate
  • 3 Kwik Chek stores
  • Legend Bank
  • Tax-Assessor Collector’s Office

Other businesses or schools who wish to join this effort should email us at

PCP Raffle

Raffle tickets – three items are being raffled off: $100 VISA gift card, American Girl doll and remote control helicopter. Tickets cost $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawings will be during the opening celebration of the playground on Sunday, March 16 from 5-7 pm. Tickets can be purchased from playground volunteers or at Fannin Bank, American Bank of Texas and the Tax-Assessor Collector’s Office.

Bryan Frazier, owner of Frazier Carpet Cleaning, has announced a special offer to help the playground. From now through February, they will donate $10 of each cleaning job to the playground. To schedule a carpet cleaning, call 903-583-1602.

Leathers & Associates has offered us a deal – if we can help them get 500 new Facebook Fans, they will give us a $250 discount on our design fees.  That means we need to get them to 5,344 fans by our Build Week.  Please go like the fb page for Leathers & Associates and ask all of your friends to do the same!

Give Now – We have also started an effort to find 200 people to give at least $10 each.  A few hours after starting this effort on Facebook & Twitter, we only need 193 more people to give!

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