Roughly a year and a half ago our group was born on the idea of wanting more family friendly events in our great little town. We are making strides to find ways to help promote and revitalize Gorman. Savor the Flavor of Texas is a large part of that. Over time the idea grew from just wanting a few more gatherings to dreaming of something more permanent and substantial that could really help our community. Our goal began to focus more on the children and we set forth trying to raise funds to refurbish the city playground equipment. The hope was to make it last just a little while longer until we could afford to have it replaced. We were not able to meet that goal, and unfortunately this past week it was deemed unsafe due to dry rot and demolished. Sadly, there is not yet anything to put in its place. We are researching and working with the city for potential grant opportunities and other ideas. In the meantime, we need your help! The children of our community need your help!
The city park and playground has always been a major gathering spot for our youth. Also, a large percentage of birthday parties for the younger children have frequently been held at the city playground. Even in its poor condition, it was always being used. Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. The children need someplace safe to play. Attached is a link to the Go Fund Me page for this project. Please help us make it a reality.
Replacing the city playground equipment, while a major impact for our community, is only the first step in our Gorman Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). This initiative is so much more than helping the city put in a new playground. We are working toward being able to provide outdoor activities for our youth who may not otherwise have the opportunity. Our hope is to expose them to new and exciting outdoor adventures and empower them to find a passion for the environment around them. Give them a chance to disconnect from the digital world for a bit to reconnect with nature and learn a few useful skills while have hands-on fun.