WAYNESBORO, PA. - Fifty thousand dollars worth of state grant money being requested to renovate Memorial Park would go toward replacing swings, creating a better and longer walkway, and making the park more accessible for wheelchairs.
The Waynesboro Borough Council, in its grant application, will agree to provide matching funds to money provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
"This grant does not deal with anything green - no plants, no trees, no grass, no bushes," Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said.
The application will be sent before next Friday, and Hamberger said he does not know how long a response will take. He already has talked to the board of directors of the borough's Memorial Park and Recreation boards in hopes they reach out to nonprofit organizations for fundraising connected to the local financial contribution.