Monday, November 19, 2018

Phoenixville Park Project Wins Prize Contest

A model of the All Abilities Playground planned for Phoenxiville's Reeves Park.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Phoenixville Borough

At the Nov. 13  Borough Council Meeting, the Borough of Phoenixville accepted a prize check from Dallas Data Systems, Inc. for being the winner of their 2018 Commitment to Community Contest.

The Commitment to Community Contest allows municipalities to enroll their community projects or charities, and then encourages their community to vote for their project in hopes of winning one of three cash prizes. 

This year, Phoenixville entered their All-Abilities Playground Initiative. 
From left, Janet Hunter, Mayor Peter Urscheler,
Dallas Data Systems, Inc  
reps  Jim Arms and Erin Keller,
 Councilwoman Beth Burckley, 
and Director of Parks and
Recreation Melissa Gibbons.

The contest lasted from July 1 until Sept. 30, and Phoenixville’s project received a total of 32,157 votes, earning the first place prize of $2,500 to go towards the project. 

Melissa Gibbons, Director of Parks and Recreation, said, “we are very grateful to our community for taking the time to vote for our project. This prize allows us to get one step closer to making our dream playground a reality.”

Second place was awarded to Manheim Township Public Library, who received 30,823 votes, and third place was awarded to Schuylkill Valley Little League who received 27,397 votes. Those municipalities were awarded $1,500 and $1,000 respectively.

Representatives from Dallas Data Systems, Inc. Erin Keller and Jim Arms were present at the  Borough Council meeting to award the check to the Phoenixville Borough Recreation Department. 

Borough Manager, Jean Krack said, “The outcome of this contest displays how connected we are as a community, and truly shows that we are, as the name of the contest suggests, committed to making our community the best that it can be.”

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