Millet Lions proud of campground

The tough part is raising the funds to get it all serviced the way today's campers would like. We need power...

  • Sep. 20, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Submitted by Millet Lions Club

Where do campgrounds start?

With a piece of land, dedicated volunteers, and people wishing to camp.

The tough part is raising the funds to get it all serviced the way today’s campers would like. We need power, water, gravel, fire rings, garbage, bathrooms, as well as lighting. This all takes time and money.

Thankfully, we have had some campers who are willing to dry land camp, even if they can not have fires as yet. We want to thank them for their support for our on-going project. They are the ones who help us raise the funds to get these services in, and do not mind spending their $20.00 per night to camp. They realize that it takes time and money to get up and running and a few inconveniences are expected.

Since the spring of last year, we have cleared brush, had fill brought in, rented outhouses, purchased a small tractor and mower, built the fence, and rented garbage bins, received certified plans for the campground, built compound for equipment. We also had a donation of firewood given to us, and donation of time and expertise from the surveyor and planning engineer, as well as donations of time from citizens and businesses of Millet. We also have 100 plus trees to transplant, once the power and water is in. A local farmer is keeping them on his land till the time comes when we can plant them.

Next month, September, we will be having the power put into the campground, and a transformer put in place. By next spring we hope to have water on sight, gravel for roads and fire rings in place, depending on funds available. We are working hard as a Lion’s Club to get this project underway.

Thank You everyone for your patience and ongoing support.

 

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