Barry Young, Tea Gardens Lions, talks about skate park site

Tea Gardens Lions Club has once more gone the ‘Hard Yards’ for our local community.  President Barry Young spoke to Myall Coast News with some great news for local youth.

Barry Young
Barry Young

“Lions have just received Council approval to erect a 3 metre high Steel Cable Climbing Pyramid at the existing Skate Park site.”

“This is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and community fundraising. Lions would like to thank the local community for their ongoing support,” Barry said.

The local Lions raised $12,000 towards the project via community fundraising projects.

In addition Lions were instrumental in gaining a $5,000 grant through the ‘Community Building Partnership Program’ with a further grant of $500 coming from ‘Great Lakes Community Grants’.

Barry added that there is still a shortfall in the final cost and invited any local businesses or persons to donate and help get the job over the line.

“Lions saw a need to provide something for the older youth and the skate park site was the location of choice. There are 5 other parks providing play areas for the smaller children.”

In further Lions news, “2017 marks 100 years of Lions worldwide.  In the lead up to these celebrations we are awaiting approval for a new addition to the Lion’s Park at the top of the hill.”

The newcomer will be in the form of a 2 metre 375 kg Lion (yet to be named) which will oversee the area reminding visitors of Lions commitment to the community.

Barry wished to thank Councillor Len Roberts for his assistance with these projects and the local members of Lions for their tireless work for our community

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