Posted 4/12/22

E3 From Page 8 total project will cost about $6,000 and be undertaken by various groups. •EHS basketball player Morgan Halverson received $500 to be used to coordinate a basketball camp. •EHS …

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total project will cost about $6,000 and be undertaken by various groups.

•EHS basketball player Morgan Halverson received $500 to be used to coordinate a basketball camp.

•EHS senior Dawson Peters has $500 to help coordinate and design an interactive mural and mural walk located in the East End. The grant will allow for a group to put together the mural over the summer.

•A group of elementary students will put their $1,000 toward a skate rental program at the warming house.

Summer Fun Series

The Summer Fun Series will return this year June 9 through Sept. 1 on Thursdays in East End Park. Expect food trucks, the farmers market, musicians, family-friendly activities and business and nonprofit booths every Thursday 5-7 p.m.

At least two food trucks will be scheduled each Thursday, providing delights from local vendors.

Businesses or organizations interested in participating or sponsoring should contact [email protected]

Dog Park

The Ellsworth Dog Park Committee recently received a $15,000 grant from Purina to use toward a dog park. While a site has not yet been finalized, plans are in the works and a possible location has been identified.

In a recent interview, committee member Karissa Dougherty said the group is hoping to secure a few acres for a fully loaded and fully functional dog park with agility equipment, water fountains, shade for the dog owners, areas for them to sit and engage with other dog owners, parking, and pooper-scoopers on site.

The group estimates it will need about $100,000 to make the dog park a reality.

“I know that sounds like a lot of money, but to build a sufficient, functional and safe environment for dogs and their owners, it will be worth every penny,” Dougherty said. “We don’t want just a fenced-in area. We want dogs and their people to enjoy coming to the dog park, and to do that, we need to provide not only physical but mental stimulation for the dogs too. Providing these different amenities will not be cheap, and the park will not be cheaply made.

The group meets once a month on varying days. To learn more, join “Ellsworth Dog Park” on Facebook or email [email protected]

Arts Committee

The Ellsworth Arts Committee recently received village board approval to carry its planter project to the Uptown/West End Business District. So far, the group has revitalized the planters in the East End and Midtown business districts. The next step is cleaning, priming and painting the planters in the West End. The hope is good weather will prevail and those projects can be completed in the next couple of months.

Businesses near the planters were kept in mind when area youth designed the new looks. EHS capstone project students and area 4-H clubs will help complete the project.

Another big idea in the works ins an interactive mural walk across seven East End buildings (Brush Strokes/Country Fit, Comfort by Design, Pierce County Meats garage, the old market next to the parklet, to name a few). A Trimbelle muralist will guide area youth in creating the mural, which will focus on health, wellness and outdoor activities in Ellsworth. The mural will be interactive, allowing people to stand in front of it and become a part of the scene. Expect to see the first phase of the mural debut in the next few months.

Holly Wyland won the contest to design the Ellsworth Dog Park logo in September 2021.

Photo courtesy of Ellsworth Dog Park Committee