Kenedy Chamber of Commerce presents first installment for Escondido Creek Parkway Project

Robert Amerman, Executive Director of the San Antonio River Foundation, accepts a check for $100,000 from Ward Thomas, Kenedy Chamber of Commerce Board Treasurer (right).

KENEDY – Kenedy Chamber of Commerce Board Treasurer Ward Thomas presented a $100,000 check to Robert Amerman, Executive Director of the San Antonio River Foundation, recently. This is just the first installment of a $300,000 total pledge made by the Kenedy Chamber of Commerce for the Escondido Creek Parkway Project that is under way in Kenedy.

To date, pledged funds for the Escondido Creek Project are in excess of $1.2 million.

In addition to monetary donations from local businesses, government and residents alike, events such as the helicopter ride event that was held in November of 2016, the Designer Bag Bingo event which took place in February and the Tour de Bluebonnet Bike Ride that is set to take place during Kenedy’s Bluebonnet Days festival, continue to raise funds for the Escondido Creek Project.

Once completed, the park will span from 5th Street to Joe Gulley Park and will feature a walking trail, hike and bike trails leading under Highway 181, a playground, picnic units, a pavilion and much more.

“With hopes of increasing tourism as well as giving a place for locals to enjoy, the Kenedy Chamber of Commerce will continue to support the Escondido Creek Project throughout its development,” said Jolene Terwilliger, Kenedy Chamber of Commerce Interim Executive Director,

To follow the progress of the Escondido Creek Parkway, visit www.escondidocreekparkway.org or for more information on how to contribute to the Escondido Creek Parkway Project, call fundraising committee chairman and Kenedy Chamber board treasurer Ward Thomas at 830-583-0391.

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