Community answers call for Snowtown skate park

Community support was on show in Snowtown

Waiting for their skate park, with the suggested area behind them are (from left) Amber Thomas, Joseph Hillard, Kynan Cocks, Emily Thomas, Henry Warner, Amber Warner, Cooper Altmann and Cameron Thomas, and kneeling, Zac Cocks.

during a quiz night,which has helped bring the Snowtown skate park one step closer by raising more than $1100.
The total amount raised in the last seven months now amounts to $12,298.80.
About 80 people made up 10 tables at the Snowtown Community Club for a night of fun and fundraising on Friday, February 25.
Quiz master, Ian Hillard, kept the questions rolling while Bernie Keech and Helen Hamilton were entertained by some interesting answers.
“Unfortunately for several teams, PMT is not the only word in the dictionary to end in mt, the actual answer is dreamt,” Bernie said.

The winning team, the Jumble, with prizes (standing, from left) Jane Moore, Leanne Keech, Sally Michael, Anna Michael, Neville Michael, Peter Keech and Simone Keech, (seated) Jo Coombes, Lesley Smith and Caitlyn Spencer.

The winning team was ‘The Jumble’, who received a large selection of prizes.
The team consisted of Jane Moore, Leanne Keech, Sally Michael, Anna Michael, Neville Michael, Peter Keech, Simone Keech, Jo Coombes, Lesley Smith and Caitlyn Spencer. Second place went to the
‘Over 55’s’, with a prize also awarded to last-placed ‘Mad Cows’. Bernie said pictures of Celebrity Baby Faces kept everyone guessing.
“Especially with a photo of young Demi Moore being guessed as Penny Wong, Yoko Ono, Susan Boyle and local Venita Rowan!”
Members of the skate park committee were thrilled with the response and generosity from the community and are planning another quiz night with a musical theme.
The old basketball courts were the clear winner of preferred location from community feedback.

The “Cruisers” team members (from left) James O’Connell, Kelly Freebairn and Nigel McCauley.

The site has already been inspected by Wakefield Regional Council, with feedback indicating the site meets set criteria.
The next step is for the skate park committee to send a proposal to council, and then the planning can begin.
Brodie McCormack and Nathan Lane, who are students from Snowtown Area School, have joined the committee.
Committee member Michelle Dohnt said their input would be beneficial.
“Their input will be invaluable during the design stage, which is not far off,” she said. “So kids, if you have any thoughts, please give them to Nathan or Brodie.”

Discussing some answers at the end of the night were Kerry Hayes of Redhill, Pat Keech of Lake View, Helen Hamilton of Moonta Bay and Patrick Hayes of Redhill.

During March, each committee member will be doing research and gathering quotes for different parts of the park.
“We need to take all this information to council,” Michelle said.
“Once everything has been approved and costings done, we can start to apply for grants as well as put an application into council to be considered for the next budget period,” she said.
Support has been overwhelming.
“We are so thankful for everyone’s generosity and support,” Michelle said.
Any donations can be left with Michelle at the chemist or doctor’s surgery in Snowtown.