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June 7, 2013

Plans to replace Kiddieland fence move forward



“He’s virtually furnishing all the labor and that made the (cost) where it will work out,” said Thornton. “He said, ‘I’m doing it for the kids, I want to be a part of that.’”
After receiving the McCasland Foundation grant, total funds raised are now at about $12,600. The class was looking at a project that would take them years to complete, but now have a closer completion date in mind. Thornton said spirits were high at the class’ monthly meeting Tuesday night.
“The feed back was really good and everybody is excited about it,” he said. “When we got the McCasland grant, we said ‘we’re more than halfway there now, we can do this.’”
Thornton said the class is applying for more grants and planning more fundraisers such as another hot dog cookout if it is approved. They fully intend for the project to be completed this fall after the Kiddieland season is over.
“The Kiwanis Club has been great to work with and it’s been a great partnership,” said Thornton. “There will be a lot of people interested in putting their mark on this project because Kiddieland has been an institution in Duncan for so many years.”
Thornton said anyone interested in donating to replacing the fence can ask for him at Bank of Commerce, where there is an account set up for the project. 

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