Long Run Exploration presented a $20,000 cheque to FABuLAS, at Honey Capital Park October 3. The donation is the third installment of Long Run’s $80,000 commitment over four years.
Long Run is an oilfield contracting company based in Calgary with an office in Falher. Long Run prides itself in its well-earned reputation for operating under rigorous ethical standards and for its commitment to the communities in which it operates, such as its $80,000 contribution to Honey Capital Park.
The $80,000 contribution over four years from Long Run Exploration has been crucial to FABuLAS’ Honey Capital Park Project! Fabulas will apply the recent donation of $20,000 to the 2015-2016 spray park and beehive tower phase of the park project.
The Spray Park officially opened on June 17, 2016 coinciding with Falher Honey Festival weekend. The park’s inaugural season went off without a hitch with the complex, environmentally friendly water system that filters and reuses water functioning without a problem.
However, FABuLAS continues to ask the community to be vigilant about keeping the spray park clean as the re-circulating system could be susceptibility to breakdown if litter and contaminants infiltrate the system.
It is important to understand also that the facility is free to the public and costs associated with a shutdown can be substantial.
“It is very important that no contaminants get into the system forcing it to shut down, be drained, cleaned, filled and balanced, all that could result in the spray park being closed for up to a week,” says FABuLAS vice-president Pauline Therriault. “Our summers are so short we cannot afford to have the park down that long.”
There are other projects on the horizon for 2017, some, of course, contingent on fundraising and successful grant applications.
These projects include the installation of fencing on the west side of the park and new equipment geared towards older children.
The Town Council has adopted a ‘no pets allowed’ policy for the park and the town plans to install signage outlining those restrictions.
“We are hoping to get some feedback from the community as to how they felt about the hours of operation with hope of making something work with the Town’s budget for park operations,” says Therriault.