Public Votes Needed to Win Grant for Colton’s Playground

Your votes are needed to help win a grant for a new playground that will honor a Manchester boy. Three-year old Colton Meyer died last December, and his parents, Tifany and Travis Meyer, have been working with the City of Manchester’s Park and Rec Department to build a playground at Tirrill Park.

City Parks and Rec Director Doug Foley says the City has applied for a Community Kickstarter grant through the Wellmark Foundation that could provide up to ten-thousand dollars towards the project. But your votes are need to help win the grant.

You can find a link to the voting (click here) or go to WellmarkFoundationCommunityKickstarter.com. Voting started Wednesday and runs through October 7th. You can vote once per day. Public voting is just one aspect in determining the winners, but community support is vital. Over 120 projects are in the contest, and 35 grants will be given.