WATERTOWN, NY — Slack Chemical Company, Inc. recently made a generous $20,000 gift to the charitable fund at the Northern New York Community Foundation supporting the Thompson Park splash pad project in Watertown.
The project is being led by the Friends of Thompson Park, which is a local committee of community leaders interested in the park’s past and future. The Friends of Thompson Park have been conducting a community campaign to provide support for the splash pad project. The spray park is scheduled to be completed and open next month.
The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. The Foundation has been built and added to from gifts (both while living and through their legacy plans) by individuals and organizations committed to meeting the changing needs of Northern New York, as well as supporting specific charitable interests and passions.
Pictured from left to right: Evan Richardson, Community Foundation Summer Intern; Philip J. Sprague, Friends of Thompson Park; Robert R. Sturtz, CEO Slack Chemical Company; Jean Sturtz; Rev. Frederick G. Garry, Friends of Thompson Park; Max DelSignore, Northern New York Community Foundation.