Rotary Club playground granted $7,200 by 100+ People

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The Perry Rotary Club Wiese Park inclusive playground project might include elements such as those found at the inclusive playground at the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center, designed so children of any ability and stage may play, explore and learn and including accessibility features such as double-wide bridges, ramps, ADA swings, a wheelchair swing, ground-level elements and smooth rubber surfacing. Photo courtesy the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center


The second-quarter meeting of the 100+ People for Perry charity group was held Monday night at La Poste and following the presentation of three projects, the members selected the Perry Rotary Club Wiese Park inclusive playground project to receive a grant of $7,200.

Members are requested to make checks payable to: Perry Rotary Club (Memo Line: “100+ – Inclusive Playground). Checks may be submitted to Finneseth, Dalen and Powell PLC, P.O. Box 487, 1401 Willis Ave., Perry, IA 50220 (east side mailbox).

The mission of 100+ People for Perry is to invest in Perry’s future by supporting current charities, nonprofits and worthy projects that advance the quality of life. After 22 meetings, the group has pledged $154,800 to local non-profit projects.

The goal of 100+ People for Perry is to make four large donations each year that will impact the Perry community. Each contribution stays 100% in the community. No national charities will be considered.

Each charity/non-profit/worthy cause must be a 501 (c)(3) or sponsored by a 501 (c)(3), be project based and must benefit the Perry community. Non-profit organizations may be found at the online Nonprofit Directory.

Only members may attend meetings and present projects.

The next 100+ People for Perry meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in joining 100+ People for Perry should contact Mark Powell at mpowell@fdplawfirm.com, Tom Lipovac at Tom.Lipovac@perry.k12.ia.us or Linda Kaufman at kaufmanlinda1948@gmail.com.

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