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Sycamore park's Leaf a Legacy campaign hits its $1M goal

Dan Gibble, executive director of the Sycamore Park District, gives a tour of the community center in October that is nearing completion.
Dan Gibble, executive director of the Sycamore Park District, gives a tour of the community center in October that is nearing completion.

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District’s Leaf a Legacy fundraising campaign topped the $1 million mark just before the new year, according to a park district news release.

Short $11,000 going into the holidays, the campaign was pushed across the finish line by donations from ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip, several individuals and a Sycamore Charities grant.

“We have the deepest gratitude for each and every contribution to Leaf a Legacy,” said Michelle Schulz, park board vice president. “It was a very ambitious campaign, and we knew it would take a communitywide effort to make it successful. We could not be prouder to serve and be a part of this community that understands and is committed to sustaining parks, recreational opportunities and wellness services for all.”

On Thursday, Sycamore Park District Executive Director Dan Gibble will follow through with a promise he made to have his head shaved if the $1 million goal was reached.

The fundraiser was started for the park district’s Action 2020 plan that is executing several long-range projects for the district, including the new community center, sled hill, dog park and two trail extensions.

In addition to Leaf a Legacy, these projects are supported by a $9 million referendum and $3 million expected in grants, according to the news release.

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