Thanks For The Shelter Woodcraft

27 September 2011

This little shelter is a life saver on those extremely hot days and probably will be on suddenly rainy days as well. So thank you very much for your generosity Woodcraft, we all appreciate it very much.

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2010 Skate Comp & Concert

8 August 2010

If you didn’t come to the event yesterday you really missed out. We want to thank all the bands, Matt James & The Progress Notes for coming out the second year in a row, Marc Noland (he told me the new name of his band yesterday but I’ve already forgot), Living On Stolen TIme, and Revulvas.

Thank you to Shawn Sorrie and Alpha Omega for giving us a discount on the ramps and mc’ing the competition. Thank you to FOX Parkersburg for helping us get the word out and giving out …

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Car Wash Turn Out

30 May 2010

Last year we held a car wash during Memorial Day weekend, same time, same location, but completely different turn out. We were hoping to be as busy as we were last year but for some reason it just didn’t turn out the same. But none the less we did our thing, some people still came out, and the last I counted were made some where around $120.

(Casey said he couldn’t make it so he is here by banned for eternity from the plaza)

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Word Back On The Land and Water Conservation Grant

19 May 2010

We finally got word back on our $100,000 application for the Federal Land and Water Conservation Grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, and it’s a go! This puts us up to $290,000 and we will begin interviewing skate park contractors over the next few months. If everything goes well we could have the facility finished as early as fall 2010.
If you are a contractor with skate plaza experience and would like to apply for the job, please contact Parkersburg Development Director, Ann Conageski, at conagesk@netassoc.net and she will …

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Sponsors List

14 February 2010

At our last meeting with the Downtown Development Task Force, Chad Mildren presented a complete list of sponsors and their donations. I thought I would post them here to show our appreciation and remind all of the skaters that there actually are people out there that care and want to help. So the next time you run into any of these individuals or organizations, make sure to thank them and show your respect.

McDonough Foundation – $50,000
State of WV (Donna Boley) – $42,500
Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal – $15,00
County of Wood …

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Promotional Video

29 November 2009

This Friday, Downtown Development Task Force committee member Chad Mildren will be presenting this short promotional/informational video during the annual Wood County Development Authority meeting. Hopefully we will be able to persuade some people in our favor with it.

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Fund Raising Lookback

18 November 2009

I just wanted to let everyone know that we have been able to bring in a little bit more money through our last few fund raisers, never at the increasing rate we would like, but steady non the less. From our CiCi’s Pizza benefit night last month we brought in $96.27, selling Magical Night of Giving tickets for the Grand Central Mall we were able to bring in $85, and from our CiCis benefit night Tuesday, I haven’t received the final number yet from Katie, but it was just under …

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2009 Corning Park Event

11 October 2009

Thank you everyone who came out yesterday to show your support and share some good times with us, and a special thanks to Matt James & The Progress Notes.

We had a lot of donated gift certificates to hand out through the day which resulted in a lot of games of skate, a high jump contest, a best launch box trick contest, and a best trick in the whole course contest. We also had 3 trophies to give out and had everyone vote at the end of the day for who …

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August Events Edit

20 September 2009

After having my computer crash on me several times, trying to organize the upcoming concert, our other fund raisers, and my full time day job, I finally finished up our edit of this years Inkfest, Homecoming, Parade, and footage from a couple random sessions. Vimeo didn’t seem to like my color correction and turned the brightness on blast, but it still looks decent for an online video. I will upload a quicktime file of it tomorrow.

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Some New Numbers

16 September 2009

Thank you everyone who showed up for our CiCi’s Benefit Night. We got nothing but positive feedback from the many people who came and went last night and were more than willing to leave us a tip. With tips alone we were able to raise $155.25, and with the percentage of their receipts CiCi’s was donating we brought in $48.53, together totaling $203.78. Roy Collins, with the help of Joe Petrish, just cashed in our heaping pile of cans at the recycling center and was able to bring in …

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