<p>Friends of the County Parks and Recreation, Inc
A few highlights of some of our programs:
1. Purchase of 4 – 15 passenger vans for recreation sites to use to transport
youth, teens and seniors to events. ($60,000)
2. Adopt a Camper – provide scholarships for youth ages 5 and up to attend
after-school program and summer camps for qualified participants.
3. Holiday in the Park – Purchased the 50 Ft Christmas Tree for Joe Chillura
Park. For 5 years sponsored the Holiday in the Park on the first Thursday
after Thanksgiving – tree lighting, games for kids, singing and dancing acts
on the stage, and free hotdogs, chips, and hot chocolate for everyone.
Photos with Santa and Ms. Claus.
4. Paralympic Sports of Tampa Bay – Sponsor of fundraisers to support travel,
training, and participation in sporting events for the physically disabled.
5. Scare Trail @ Lake Park – Held a Scare Trail Fundraiser every October for
about 10 years. Trail consisted of scary scenes throughout the park.
Participants walked thru the trail to view the scenes. Also provided a hay
ride during the event.