The Fairfax Kiwanis was one of the first organizations to donate $2,500 to the Fairfax City Park Playground Project. Pictured above (left to right) are: front row – Gene Bradfield, Kris Umbarger, Marilyn Alldredge, Doyne Swan, and Bob Alldredge; and back row – Jack Vernon, Roger Steinkrueger, Kent Fisher, Nathan Johnson, Jon Davis, Richard Loch, Danny Kemerling, Ed Taylor, Andrew Sanders, and Doug Garrison. Not pictured are Gene Carder, Julie Jones, Betty Wennihan, Dr. Jeremy Burright, Ferd Ray, Jack Kruse, Tabitha Wintz, Kay Rosenbohm, Jim Schooler, and Lane Seymour.
The Fairfax Optimist Club listened to Bob Alldredge, Park Playground Chairman, give an overview of the FIF project of new playground equipment for the Fairfax City Park. They voted to donate $2,500 toward the project. Those at the meeting (pictured above, left to right) included: Marion Oswald, David Scarbrough, Jim Holtz, Bob Alldredge, Jim Ball, Bob Sefrit, Bill Slaughter, Amy Sefrit, Jay Smith, Marshall Oswald and Knox Oswald.
Fairfax Improvement Foundation (FIF) members are pleased with progress being made both with the excavation toward the playground itself in the Fairfax City Park, and the donations received for the expenses of this project. With the cost to complete the project estimated at $125,000, FIF is still needing to secure an additional $24,000. The estimated costs include incorporating the old merry-go-round in the new set-up with a special pad and covering, at a cost of $8,000.
The FIF committee will have a sign in the park depicting the names of the donors contributing $2,500 or more toward the project. Enel Green Power of North America kicked off this campaign with their contribution of $63,000 which encompassed the cost of the equipment. Additional monies required are for the excavating, tree removal, land leveling, cement pads, ground tiles, security walls and some installation labor.
Major donors to date include: Enel Green Power North America, Atchison County Development Corporation, Keith Seymour Family, Warren and Evalyn Morgan Trust, Fairfax Kiwanis Club, Fairfax Optimist Club, Missouri Masonic Home, Northwest Missouri Cellular/Midwest Data Center, Advanced Pork Systems/Doug Garrison.
Additional donors include: Fairfax Xi Lambda Beta of Beta Sigma Phi, Robert and Marilyn Alldredge, Jack and Ginny Vernon, Doyne Swan, Danny and Alice Kemerling, Fairfax Agency, Inc., Bob and Krys Carlock, Kay Rosenbohm, Kent and Barb Fisher, Roger and Ann Martin, Fertilizer Service/Bruce and Logan Pyeatt, Phillip and Donovan Cooper, Fairfax Masonic Lodge, Marshall and Michelle Oswald, John Richards Post #284, Dannye Bradfield, John and Joyce Pearce, Mike and Eileen Marrison, Aeschliman Insurance, Tarkio, and Cheryl and Lorraine Chastain.
Verbal commitments of approximately $12,000 have been made, however, another additional $12,000 will be needed to complete the project. Any amount will be of great benefit for this project which will ensure the children to have a safe, attractive, environmental friendly place to play in the Fairfax City Park.4
Donations can be made to Northwest Missouri Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, and mailed to Bob Alldredge, Chairman of Playground Project, P.O. Box 45, Fairfax, MO 64446, with a designation at the bottom, Fairfax Playground. An online payment link is on the group’s Facebook page, Fairfax Improvement Foundation.