The Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society is looking to raise awareness about a couple of programs, both of which benefit the younger generation.
The society has launched a Name a Brick campaign to cover additional costs for the agriculturally-themed playground that opened to rave reviews in June.
From the barn play structure to the tractor, farm animals and every other piece of equipment, the playground has been a hit, so much so there are already many stories about children that don’t want to leave it.
To help build a playground legacy, the society’s Name a Brick campaign aims to put a name on every brick in a new memorial wall. For $200, you can buy a brick that will have your name engraved on it or a brick can be purchased as a gift or as a memorial.
A purchase form can be found at millarvilleracetrack.com under the Donate tab and is also available at the society’s office. For more information, call 403-931-3411.
The society is also hosting Storytime with the Library Ladies on two Saturdays later this month.
Jan Burney from the Sheep River Library will lead the program on Sept. 23, while Natasha Grusendorf from the Millarville Community Library takes the reins on Sept. 30.
Storytime will be held near the playground from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and is suitable for preschool to Grade 3.
It’s a drop-in program so pre-registration isn’t required, but an adult must stay with the child.
Those attending are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. There will be some bench seating available for children.