History, donations sought for Crescent Beach Boardwalk
ALGOMA – Friends of Crescent Beach is seeking donations to support the 25-year-old Crescent Beach Boardwalk.
The group also hopes to compile a history of the boardwalk and create a revolving capital fund for boardwalk maintenance and improvements.
A partnership organization of Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, the Friends group works to promote the improvement, support, protection and enjoyment of Crescent Beach through advocacy, education and activities.
The fundraiser was launched in late November with a $1,000 donation from the Friends group and an additional, matching donation for the first $1,000 in donations, which was met and exceeded within two weeks.
The final goal of the fundraiser is $15,000.
Money contributed to this campaign will be donated to the city of Algoma Parks and Recreation Department and held in a specific fund for boardwalk use only. Primary projects include updating garbage and recycling receptacles and basic maintenance of boardwalk for years to come.
To donate, visit charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/boardwalk or make out a check to Algoma Parks and Rec and mail it to Friends of Crescent Beach, Post Office Box 344, Algoma, Wisconsin 54201, with "Crescent Beach Boardwalk" on the memo line.
To donate as a gift to someone for the holidays, please email [email protected].
The Friends group produced a comprehensive timeline of the boardwalk, including narratives of the fundraising and construction phases, on its website, friendsofcrescentbeach.org/boardwalk. It hopes to list the names of everyone who worked on the boardwalk. To share information, email [email protected] or call 920-621-8838.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: History, donations sought for Crescent Beach Boardwalk