BOGGABRI Rotary Club’s dream of a skate park for local youngsters is taking shape, helped along recently by a $3000 donation.
Wean Amateur Picnic Race Club presented Rotary with the money following the 80th running of the Wean Picnic Races in July.
“We’re very gratfeul for the oportunity to make some money,” Boggabri Rotary Club secretary Peter Hall said.
The grand total they’re chasing is $100,000; they’ve now raised about $12,000.
Mr Hall said they might approach government bodies for money.
“It’s the club’s project this year to explore every avenue, including state and federal government, Narrabri Shire Council, mining companies, the MAC Village,” he said.
Mr Hall said his club would also ask the town’s kids to help raise the funds.
“It is a big project for a small town and a little club,” he said.
The 15 Boggabri Rotary members have been helped immensely by their Narrabri counterparts.
Narrabri Rotary member Paul Newton, in particular, had been a great help.
A master builder, Mr Newton had helped them with their building plans, Mr Hall said.
The skate park will be built in Victory Park, in Merton St, and will be about 25.5 metres long and 15.5 metres wide and feature above-ground concrete ramps.
There are many new families in town, Mr Hall said.
“Boggabri’s in a boom – there are people building houses and moving here,” he said.
The club is also raising money for the skate park by collecting dead batteries, recycling them and selling them on.