Green Hill Park Equestrian Center details planned upgrades to arena footing

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The Green Hill Park Equestrian Center board has released the plan to upgrade arena footing at the park and is seeking donations to help cover the costs.

The five-phase plan is scheduled to begin this fall with regrading Arena 2 at a cost of $25,000. The project has received $5,000 in Roanoke County Capital Improvement Incentive Fund grant money. Donations also are being collected for this phase. There are a few options for donating to the project.

If you want your contribution to be tax deductible: Write a check made payable to Leisure Legacy, and mail to: Leisure Legacy Inc., 1206 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem, VA 24153. Include a note that it is a donation for Green Hill Park Equestrian Center. Leisure Legacy is at 501C3 organization and 100% of the donation will go to the project. Or go to http://www.leisurelegacy.org, click on the donation tab on the left side, and fill in the information. Make a note in the comment section that it is a donation for Green Hill Park Equestrian Center. Select the pay tab in the right bottom corner. Enter your information to pay through PayPal, which take a percentage, and the balance will go to support the project.

If you do not need a tax deduction: Log on to gofundme.com and search for GHPEC footing improvement (GoFundMe/WePay will take 7.9% and $.30 per donation.) Or you may write a check payable to Green Hill Park Equestrian Center and mail it to:Tamla Nichols, 1557 Bore Auger Rd., Blue Ridge, VA 24064(100% of the donation will go to the project)

Phase II involves upgrading the actual footing in Arena 2. The committee is accepting recommendations for footing options.

Phase III is the upgrade of footing in Arena 1. This phase is contingent on a water-control plan to prevent damage in the future.

And the final phase is the replacement of the fencing for Arenas 1 and 2.

For more information please contact Tamla Nichols at tamlanichols@verizon.net or 540-871- 9891.

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