Posted by Charity Welch on Mar 21, 2019
Rotary Club of Lancaster South presented checks in the amount of $5000 each to the West Lampeter Township Community Foundation’s “We’re Taking the Field Capital Campaign” to improve Village Park in West Lampeter Township, and to the Southern End Community Association’s “Jump Into Local Recreation” Capital Campaign to significantly improve and renovate the outdoor swimming pool in Quarryville, PA.
Village Park is used by hundreds of children and families on any given night to participate in sports and recreation activities. The current fields were not designed or graded for organized sports and so several of the teams are unable to hold home games due to inadequate field conditions. The total project budget is $2.5 million, with a DCNR grant of $250,000 and a matching grant of $250,000 from West Lampeter Township already having been secured. Also, George and Pat Desmond have issued a $250,000 leadership challenge grant which will be matched dollar for dollar in the early stages of the campaign.
After 25 years of operation, the SECA pool has reached the end of its life. Each summer the pool is used by hundreds of children, families and adults from the Solanco School District and beyond for water safety, competitive swimming, recreation and family fun. Anyone can use the pool on a daily basis without having to pay an initiation fee or membership dues making it an affordable and convenient option for many in the community. The pool annually employs about 27 teens and young adults as swim instructors, life guards and front desk personnel. The total project budget is $650,000 with $428,000 raised so far by volunteers, area businesses, individuals and service organizations.
Pictured: Rotary Club of Lancaster South President, Charity Welch, presents a $5,000 check to West Lampeter Township Community Foundation’s Dee Dee McGuire with, from left, Ray D’Agostino (Philanthropy Chair), Randy Moyer, and George Desmond