WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) - Organizers with the Wayne Bark Park have announced that the Barking for an Angel Challenge Grant has been met and exceeded. A $1,500 matching challenge grant was recently issued to the group with a goal to have it matched by May 15th.
The Bark Park committee received numerous donations from individuals and one very generous donation that pushed the total amount received by the Wayne Bark Park during this campaign to $4,200. Jessie Hansen with the Wayne Bark Park committee said that with this latest donation, the park should be open for use no later than mid July of this year barring any major weather delays. The same company that is working with Wayne State College to remove the fence around the football field is the same company that received the bid for the Bark Park fencing. To save money, much of the WSC football fence will be salvaged and used for the Bark Park. “While we have reached a milestone in the fundraising process and we are ready to proceed with construction, there is still much to be done and additional funding is still needed,” Hansen said. “We truly appreciate the generosity of the community. Please watch for more fundraising events.” The committee wants to thank the many donors in Wayne and the surrounding area for their gracious gifts that are making the Wayne Bark Park a reality.