Dauphin County Heroes Grove Launches Phase II Campaign
The Dauphin County Heroes Grove Committee is now working to raise the $730,000 in funding needed to pay for Phase II of the amphitheater development including construction of a band shell, rest rooms, and additional amenities such as flag poles, lighting and landscaping.
Phase I was completed earlier this year and Dauphin County Heroes Grove, located in Brightbill Park in Lower Paxton Township, officially opened to the public in June. The venue has already hosted a number of events including WHP’s Rally for the Troops, summer concerts and even a wedding.
“Heroes Grove has been enthusiastically received by the citizens of Dauphin County,” said Vince Pinizzotto, President of the Heroes Grove Committee. “Citizens’ contributions, foundation grants, corporate donations and funding from both the county and state made this possible.”
“But,” Pinizzotto added, “Our job is not yet done as we have two more phases yet to construct to make Heroes Grove a free standing, fully functional facility.”
To that end, the Heroes Grove Committee has launched a capital development campaign and is once again asking for public support. To recognize the generosity of the many people needed to make Phase II a reality a renewed effort is underway to sell pavers that will be inscribed at the Heroes Gove site.
“At this time of year many folks are looking for unique gifts for a friend or loved one,” Pinizzotto explained. “Purchasing a paver at Heroes Grove is an excellent way to provide both a unique gift and help build this monument to those who have performed heroic acts.”
Pavers are available in two sizes: 12” X 12” at a cost of $250 which includes up to six lines of inscription, and 4” X 8” pavers at a cost of $100.00 with up to three lines of inscription. In addition to pavers, naming rights and areas with larger inscription are available for those who make bigger donations. (Note: Engraving will be done in the spring.)
Complete information on contributing to Heroes Grove can be obtained at www.heroesgrove.org and clicking on the “We Need Your Help” tab. A PDF of the form needed to purchase a paver is available at that spot on the web site.
Contributions can be made payable to Heroes Fund, Inc. (P.O. Box 126456 Harrisburg PA 17112), which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
Heroes Gove is a tribute to those who serve. The amphitheater honors veterans, emergency responders, law enforcement personnel, educators and ordinary citizens who have demonstrated their dedication to our communities, the Commonwealth and to our nation.