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Standard raises $1,405 for park
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on May 02 2013, 1:38pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
The large crater at 12th and Greene streets has been filled and is awaiting surface features to make it a pocket park.
$1,405 raised so far
to turn downtown 
vacant lot into a park
The Silverton Standard has now raised more than $1,400 to convert the vacant lot at 12th and Greene streets into Iron Horse Park.
The huge hole has been filled (it took 15 truck loads to do it) and the lot is now leveled out, with a layer of crushed gravel on the front half.
Someone was kind enough to post a “no camping” sign (right) toward the back of the lot.
We’ve set a goal to raise $3,000 for improvements, which would include some brick paving, planters and landscaping along with paying Pete Maisel for that massive filling operation.
Silverton artist Steve Wolff said he’ll try to come up with a sculpture he could at least put on loan for the summer there.
Donations so far:
Sandra Campuzano $300
Jan McLean $200
Janice Sanders $100
Bob & Lynda Gosnell $100
San Juan Development Association $100
John Wright $100
Paul and Mary Beaber $100
Sally Achenbach $100
Loretta St George $55
ZE Supply $50
Gina Rosato $50
Mark Esper $50
Larry Manes $50
Frank Lee $25
Ray Dileo $25
Pete Maisel (in kind) Priceless
TOTAL $1,405
To make a tax deductible donations to the park project make a check out to Silverton Standard and send it to  to Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO, 81433.
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