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Thank You!
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The Portage Park District Foundation has been a vital supporting nonprofit organization, especially with budget cuts of recent years that hit the Park District hard. Thanks to the work of the Board of Trustees and dozens of volunteers, the Foundation has been able to contribute $50,000 this year, raised from hundreds of donors across the county.

At the Board's last meeting of the year, special recognition was given to those Trustees Jeff Hunt and David Bogner who are moving off the Board after serving for 4 years; their efforts yielded great results for our cause. Thank You!!

Sledding hills, hiking trails, chickadees calling.......these are few of my favorite things....


It's hard to take a thoughtful walk in the park and not recall the many blessings we have, and I'm especially reminded of all of the wonderful people I'm lucky to know and work with through Portage Parks.  


Volunteers and donors of all kinds, happy people using the parks and sharing their experiences, and a great team of partners in business, non-profits and government agencies all working together to improve the common good.


And while our staff has shrunk over the past few years, our dedicated Maintenance Coordinator Mick Owen remains, creatively and resourcefully using his lifetime of work skills with a tiny budget to keep up with 14 miles of hike and bike trails and 4 open parks (thankfully this year also aided by seasonal worker Lee Schaeffer).  Mick's wife Alice contributes too, with the occasional pie or cinnamon rolls she bakes as a thank you for some of the many favors he manages to pull here and there to get the job done.


Thanks to you all, for caring about our natural heritage and helping to keep Portage Parks moving into the future. Best wishes for enjoying this beautiful season!


With great appreciation, 


Christine Craycroft
Executive Director
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