K21 Awards Matching Grant For Waubee Lake Park

MILFORD – The need for new playground equipment at Waubee Lake Park will soon be met by a matching grant from the K21 Health Foundation.
The 2-to-1 matching grant is good for up to $40,000, according to information from K21. The match means that for every dollar the town raises toward the approximately $67,000 project cost, K21 will match it with two.
“K21 is excited about helping the town of Milford to update the playground at Waubee Lake,” said K21 President and CEO Rich Haddad in the release from the organization. “We want to see that every citizen in Kosciusko County has the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful community and the activities it offers. It is great to see many communities in our county taking action to make this possible, and we applaud and support that effort.”
Milford Clerk-Treasurer Joellen Free began working on the grant in fall. She told the Milford Town Council Monday that she first had the space measured, then determined what equipment would fit and what it would cost. The town will try to raise the remaining money through local contributions and about $10,000 from the town itself, which councilman Doug Ruch called a bargain for new playground equipment.
“The current equipment at the park is decades old,” Free is quoted saying in the release. “We want to replace it with new updated equipment and ground cover so that our youngest citizens have the maximum amount of fun and activity in a safe place when they come to the park to play. We hope the citizens and businesses in Milford will see the benefit of the new equipment and help us raise the dollars we need.”
For more information about the renovation of Waubee Lake Park or to make a donation, contact Free at 574-658-4519.
K21 Health Foundation aims to benefit Kosciusko County citizens to ensure health care services are provided, and to advance prevention and healthy living, the press release states. For more information about the K21 Health Foundation, call 574-269-5188 or visit www.k21foundation.org.