Letter from LCIA President Rory Bellina
Lighting the Way is Under Way!
After years of work, fundraising, and volunteer hours, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, members of Friends of Lakeview, the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association, and local city and government leaders celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the installation of lampposts along the running/biking path at the New Basin Canal Park. The project is expected to be completed this Fall and through Friends of Lakeview’s “Adopt a Light” program, sponsors have already been secured for 68 of the approximately 149 lampposts.
Friends of Lakeview will continue its efforts to raise funds for the project through sponsorships whereby individuals or companies can sponsor a particular light pole with a donation of $1,500. Each sponsorship will come with a personal recognition of the contribution on that lamppost. FOL is a tax-qualified 501c3 organization whose mission is to identify capital improvement projects that will benefit Lakeview and surrounding neighborhoods and to raise funds to help make those projects become a reality.
So please, take some time this weekend to go out to New Basin Canal Park with your friends or family and admire the lampposts and all of the hard work and dedication that went into making this dream a reality! If you are inter- ested in sponsoring a lamppost or have any ideas for a new fundraiser or capital campaign, please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.