Note - This page was created in 2002. Many of the programs are still going, but it is best to check with the organization mentioned to see current info. For the most up to date information on events and programs in Albion, or to post your program, please visit www.albionecalendar.com/
the Victory for
Kids photo tours!
Where will the activity take place?
Victory Park, Albion, Michigan
to Victory Park
of all Albion
In the summer of
2000, inspectors found the playground equipment at Victory Park
unsafe, and determined that it needed to be removed.
Shortly afterwards, Citizens for a Victory Park Playground
began working toward a new community-built playground
at the park.
initial fundraising, the group hired a nationally-recognized
architectural firm, Leathers and Associates, to come up with
After a “Design Day” with Albion school
children, during which children contributed their ideas
and drawings and named the playground “Victory for Kids,”
the architects arrived at an exciting plan.
As of this date,
$85,000 has been raised toward a total of $125,000 needed
materials and maintenance.
This is a huge project for Albion, involving
our whole community. Donations have ranged from $15 to $10,000
and every dollar counts. Community members
not only come up with the money for the project, they buy the
materials and actually build the playground themselves.
Hundreds of people will work in shifts over
a five-day period to complete the playground. Individuals from
all over Albion are taking responsibility for the project, which
will make an impressive addition to the city’s
infrastructure at a time when Albion is undergoing a
new push for revitalization.
Victory for Kids is a community-building project
that will benefit our children and our community as a whole.
for Kids Photo Tour!
a picket! (Make a donation.)
An Open Letter to Donors and
An Open Letter to Coordinators
and Potential Helpers
Article about the background and
fundraising of the project