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News MacBeach Q1Y08.indd - John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

News MacBeach Q1Y08.indd - John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

News MacBeach Q1Y08.indd - John D. MacArthur Beach State

A quarterly newsletter sponsored by The Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, Inc.Dune NewsWinter-Spring 2008IN THIS EDITIONIsland In Time Campaign................2-3Campaign Donor List..........................4Artist in Residence...............................5Volunteer Spotlight.............................6Events Up-n-Coming...........................7New & Renewing Members..............8John D. MacArthur BeachS TAT E PA R K10900 Jack Nicklaus DriveNorth Palm Beach, FL 33408Office Phone:(561) 624-6950Nature Center:(561) 624-6952Facsimile:(561) 624-6954Friends Office:(561) 776-7449Websites:www.macarthurbeach.orgwww.floridastateparks.orgThe Blizzard on the BeachKicks Off the Capital Campaign in StyleOn November 18, 2007, over3,000 visitors joined the Friendsof MacArthur Beach State Park tocelebrate The Blizzard on the Beach—the kick-off of the Friends CapitalCampaign to build a new EducationCenter and Welcome Center, providenew interpretive displays for theexisting Nature Center, and constructan outdoor sea turtle tank exhibit.Visitors enjoyed the Park andall that it offers, as well as two bouncehouses, train and tram rides, facepainting, kayaking, live animal show,holiday card contest, and snow! Twentytons of the white stuff made a rareappearance to the delight of childrenand adults alike. A special guest fromthe North Pole, Santa, arrived on a firetruck from the Village of North PalmBeach. Santa stayed for free familyphotographs on the beach.Colossal thanks are due toCapital Campaign Events CommitteeChair, Stephanie Pew, for all her time,hard work and patience. She workedtirelessly right through the event and itsclean up. Stephanie and her committeeproduced an outstanding event(Carolyn Stone, Matt Rundels, GrettaCurry, Susan Kamp, Susan Murray,and special help from Paul AleskovskyTo date, $1,168,772 have beencontributed toward the capitalgoal of two million dollars.and photographer Teri Jeffery).The Friends of MacArthurBeach State Park, Inc. is a statechartered501(c)(3) Citizens SupportOrganization with a mission togenerate resources to preserve, restoreand interpret the natural and culturalassets of the Park for present andfuture generations. Founded in 1990,the Friends has enriched and enhancedJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park bysoliciting donations, seeking volunteers,raising funds, hosting special eventsand operating a gift and souvenir shop.In 2006, the Friends organizationlaid the groundwork for the IslandIn Time Capital Campaign. To date,$1,168,772 have been contributed towardthe capital goal of two million dollars.There has been 100% participation bythe Friends Board of Directors, the Parkstaff and Friends personnel, and 85%of the 135 program volunteers havedonated funds, as well as their time andtalents. The State of Florida, throughthe Partnership in Parks Program, hasdedicated $800,000 for this project.• • • 1

Dune News - John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Dune News - John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
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