Sunset Beach Playground Donations Continue

By Susan Thompson

Another $2,200 in donations was received in the first six weeks of 2016 to support a new destination playground at Sunset Beach. Friends of Lake Panorama now has raised $57,000 towards its goal of $80,000 for the playground.

The first $30,000 was raised in late 2014 through August 2015. A mailing to LPA members last November announced Friends is working to raise an additional $50,000. The Lake Panorama Association board voted to match that amount if the money is raised no later than August 1, 2016.

Local Group Helps Families in Need

Mary Kay Hamilton (left) and Carole Peterson fold clothes at the Children's Clothes Closet in Panora.
By Susan Thompson 
 
For more than 13 years, a dedicated group of volunteers from Panora and Lake Panorama have been helping area families. The Children’s Clothes Closet, known as 3C’s, is a free clothing program for children of families in need in Guthrie and neighboring counties. 
 
The group’s mission is to provide good used and new clothing to babies, children and high school youth. The 3C’s is located in Panora at Highway 44 and East 2nd Street, just north of the Panora United Methodist Church. 
 

Panorama West Golf Memberships Now Available

By Susan Thompson

Membership mailings for the 2016 Panorama West golf season have been sent to anyone who was a 2015 member. The mailing includes a renewal form for the 2016 season, plus trail fees and cart storage.

To renew, fill out the form, make checks payable to the LPN, and mail to 5071 Clover Ridge Road, Panora, IA 50216. Or take the form and payment to the Panorama West pro shop when it reopens in the spring.

Playground Donations Surpass $40,000 Mark

By mid-December, Friends of Lake Panorama had raised $10,000 towards its $50,000 goal for a new playground at Sunset Beach.

By Susan Thompson

Donations to the Friends of Lake Panorama in support of a new playground at Sunset Beach now stand at more than $40,000. The first $30,000 was raised in late 2014 and through August of this year. In mid-November, a special mailing to LPA members announced the nonprofit Friends group is working to raise an additional $50,000. The Lake Panorama Association board has pledged to match that amount if the money is raised by August 1, 2016.

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