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Carnation residents plan casino night to help Memorial Park

Building a grassroots effort to improve Valley Memorial Park in Carnation, a group of Carnation-area residents and friends are having fun for the cause.

Friends of Valley Memorial Park, a sub-committee of MOMS Club of Carnation, will hold several fundraisers in the next few months.

The group has already pruned and cleaned up trees, brush and bushes at the park, while Eagle Scouts have restored the World War II monument and erected a new flag pole.

The group's goal is to raise enough funds to purchase playground equipment, improve the BMX track, add a covered picnic shelter, add basketball hoops and improve the lighting. They have already raised more than $8,000 and are looking forward to their next set of fundraisers.

Upcoming benefits include a bunco night and open house, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at TreeHouse Point. There will be appetizers and a no-host bar available throughout the evening. Admission is $25, with $20 going to the fundraiser and $5 going to the prize pool.

A benefit auction is 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17, Four Gables Farm in Fall City. Some of the items include a four-night stay on the beautiful island of Kauai and a weekend get-away at Palm Springs, a Big Rock Retreat.

Tassin Smith, Friends chairperson is very excited about the potential of the park. I would like to thank all the great volunteers and local businesses for their support and enthusiasm. We are making a positive impact on our community.

Look for additional information about their progress at the park and details about future fundraisers at www.friendsofvalleymemorialpark.org.

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