EVANS CITY, Pa.– It is a tragedy that has befallen many communities in Pennsylvania. The closure of a community pool which for children and adults alike have been the focus of summer fun for their respective towns. Well one community is fighting back to keep their pool from closing in a unique way.
In Evans City, they community is fighting tooth and nail to raise money to renovate the EDCO Park Pool. This renovation would not only expand the pool, but more importantly keep it from closing.
However, in order to receive any funds from the government the EDCO Park Foundation first has to raise the same amount of money as the government grant which is a hefty $50,000.
One way the foundation raised money was with their friends in the zombie community. The Living Dead Weekend is held in EDCO park every October since 2011. This year the foundation set up a couple of fundraiser at the festival including a silent auction of Night of the Living Dead memorabilia and a create your own ghoul station where people could help make a hoard of ghoul/zombie scarecrows.
“We’ve established a foundation,” said John Rogers, Head of the EDCO Park Foundation. “I think things are looking up and events like this to help raise money for the park is tremendous.”
This is also not the first time the zombie community was called on to help raise money. In 2011, the #fixthechapel campaign was born to help renovated the Evans City Cemetery Chapel which was featured in a few scenes in Night of the Living Dead. Gary Streiner headed the project which say $50,000 raise in just one year to save the decaying structure. Coinciden
tally, that is the same amount of money the poll has to raise in the same time span and Gary is optimistic about it succeeding.
With a few months left time the end of the campaign, the pool is starting to gain some waves. If you want to donate to the pool click on their gofundme link.