The Kiwanis Club of Lafayette Foundation presented Charles Dawson, Director of Operations for GeoSurfaces, with a check for $75,000 to be used towards new lighting equipment for the LCG Public Works/Parks and Recreation turf installation project currently under construction at Clark Field. The new lighting equipment will provide over 4 times the brightness of the old equipment at approximately 1/10 the electrical cost.
2010 Kiwanis One Day - Kiwanis members serve their communities all year long. But the excitement for service really builds in early April each year when Kiwanis members all across the globe head out for a global day of service – Kiwanis One Day. Kiwanis clubs around the world go out on this day and serve their communities on projects big and small. We rebuilt a fence and performed general maintenance and upkeep for a local children’s home.
Jessica (with Kiwanis members Dan and Kemper) from Aha Moments stopped by the Kiwanis meeting to invite people out to share their moments and life experiences of clarity and when they gained real wisdom in life.
Clark Field - This Saturday, several members of our club added nice wind screens to the fences behind each end zone labeling Clark Field and showing our Kiwanis logos. It has been a huge project for us, and should be back open soon, in time for all of the schools and organizations who use this facility. Clark Field has been used for many years, but now it will accessible rain or shine, night and day thanks to the state-of-the-art lighting installation and the subsurface drainage system.
Fresh off the heels of our club’s completion of Parc Independence (Lafayette’s first handicapable, adaptive and interactive playground specifically designed for children with physical & developmental disabilities), we are off to another great start – the renovation of Clark Field. Our Board decided to embark on another community-changing project, and the idea of our current project was born.
Lafayette Christian Youth Theatre was our “guest speaker” today by performing scenes from Godspell. They were a talented group of young children, and it was a refreshing change of pace. Thanks to everyone at LCYT for all of their behind-the-scenes work putting together this and all of the other shows that they produce.
Thanks to the countless generous contributions of individuals and businesses, and the generous support of our local parish government we have opened a new playground area that we have named Parc Independence. It is so named because it is Lafayette’s first “handi-capable” play area – a place where children of all abilities will be able to play together. Located within Girard Park, we are hoping that this will be only the first such playground for our community.