Optimist Club of Blackfalds plans playground fundraiser

The Optimist Club of Blackfalds has planned another magical event for the end of this month called ‘A Pirate and Princess Party’

Fundraising efforts continue towards building a playground for the new public school planned for Blackfalds.

The Optimist Club of Blackfalds has planned another magical event for the end of this month, which is one of the many fundraisers in the community targeted towards constructing the Iron Ridge Intermediate Campus playground.

Optimist Club of Blackfalds Member Jenyse Perry said all the funds raised through the ‘A Pirate and Princess Party’ will go towards the new park.

“This is our event fundraising for the new park,” she noted.

The Optimist Club has hosted Princess Teas in the past, which have been very popular, so the event has been brought back this year with a new addition a pirate theme.

The event is aimed at all princesses or pirates ages two to 10 and their parents.

Attendees can enjoy iced tea, cupcakes and cookies as the peruse activity stations that include tattoos, nail painting and crafts.

“It’s just a little fun for the afternoon,” said Perry.

The Optimist Club has also been working hard over the past few years to raise money to build a new skateboard park in the community.

A section of land in between the ball diamonds and the junior high school has been provided by the Town of Blackfalds for the new park, along with a financial contribution.

The group is working towards a $425,000 goal for the in-ground park, and Perry said they have almost raised enough funds to break ground on the project.

The Optimist Club will also be hosting a few more larger fundraisers over the next few months including a fun money casino night planned for April and a vehicle raffle. Details for these events will be released at a later date.

A Pirate and Princess Party is set for Saturday, Feb. 27th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blackfalds Community Hall.

Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best pirate or princess attire, from Halloween costumes, gowns or suits and ties.

Tickets are $1o per person. A total of 200 tickets are available and only half remain.

For more information or tickets, contact any Optimist Club member, Perry at 403-877-8521 or Robin at 403-597-1749.