According to Schwering, the trio raised about $250 through their Fall Festival booth. They also collected 230 signatures on a petition asking Fall Festival attendees to sign if they believed such a park would be beneficial for the community.
The trio is currently selling candles for $12 apiece and has set a goal of 150. That fundraiser ends Oct. 11. “That will get us $900 for the park project,” Schwering said.
Schlemmer Wholesale of Greensburg has recently stepped up, too, signing up for WTRE’s monthly birthday promotion and agreeing to donate the proceeds to the dog park efforts.
“Schlemmer is donating money for every birthday and anniversary that is called into WTRE this month [October],” Schwering explained. For an Oct. 13 birthday, for instance, the company will donate 13 cents to Schwering’s efforts, 10 cents for an Oct. 10 birthday and so forth.
Schwering, who works for First Federal Savings and Loan, has set up a donation fund through the bank, too.
“I am extremely pleased with the support we have received from the community,” she said. “I believe so strongly in this community and this project cannot be accomplished with the support of the wonderful residents here.”
For more information on the Rebekah Park Dog Park or to donate to the fundraising effort, call Taylor Schwering at 812-593-8806, Erica Grote at 812-560-3175 or Kristen Hildebrand at 812-614-2606.
Contact: Rob Cox 812-663-3111 x7011