Foster Park donations now being accepted

YORK – In an effort to keep up the beauty of York’s Foster Park, donations are now being accepted in different tiers of giving – with the donors’ names to be included in the memorial brick area. The funds will go toward trees, shrubs, landscape, beautification and maintenance of the vine-covered arbor.

Thirty-one years ago, Foster Park was created upon the donation of the land by Hub Foster in the honor of Leslie Foster. At that time, many local donations were made, as part of a local match as part of an important grant program. The names of those donors can be found on the memorial bricks.

Recently, York Parks and Recreation Director Cheree Folts was contacted by persons interested in making donations and subsequently having names placed on the bricks. That’s when she realized the park had recently hit its 30-year-plus anniversary and she asked the city’s tree board to look at updated donation tiers.

Those have now been established. The donation tiers are: bronze, $200-$999; silver, $1,000-$1,999; and gold, $2,000-plus.

Donations are being accepted at the York Community Center and the York Community Foundation. Donors will receive an engraved recognition brick at the corresponding donor price level, inside the arbor.

The contributions are tax deductible.

Checks can be made payment to the York Parks and Recreation Foundation, 603 N. Lincoln Avenue, York, NE 68467.

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