• A Little Something holds Davis Park playground fundraiser

    Posted on April 2, 2014 by in Natural Playgrounds in the News

    A Little Something, a gift store in the Shelburne Bay Plaza, wants to make a big difference with the Davis Park Natural Playground Project. On Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 10 percent of all purchases will benefit the fundraising project. Davis Park is located off of Harbor Road, across from the Shelburne Community School. The Parks and Rec Committee, along with Department staff, have been planning this playground renovation for two years. The $30,000 project is just $5,000 short of its financial goal.

    “My children went to Shelburne Community School and played Shelburne Recreation Sports for years,” explain Deidre Senior, owner of A Little Something and a 20-year resident of Shelburne. “Shelburne residents shop at my store, and I jumped at the chance to give a little something back to our community.”

    Local artisans’ jewelry, scarves, belts, and home gifts are all part of the special items available. There is also a new selection of award winning children’s toys and games. In addition, Senior has traveled to Costa Rica, India, Nicaragua, and other places to find handmade purses, wallets, and jewelry to choose from. The local shop strives to keep their selection creative and affordable.

    The park is designed to incorporate natural elements. The landscaped, low maintenance design has a gazebo, stone seating, boulder climb, sledding hill, swings and slide, climbing wall, mogul maze, shallow cave, and sunken fort. A wheelchair route will run from the parking lot to the top of the hill by the fort. It promises to be a beautiful, interactive area.

    “The Recreation Department and Committee would like to thank Deirdre for helping us with raising funds for the Davis Park natural playground,” comments Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Peggy Coutu. “Please stop in and make a purchase to help support the project while buying from a local business.”

    A Little Something is located in the Shelburne Bay Plaza, 2989 Shelburne Road, next to the Shelburne Meat Market.

    Source – http://shelburnenews.com/?p=11669