Anacortes Rotarians came together to make a splash for kids early in November, donating $9,136 to fund a herd of spraying seals that will be a major element inside the Storvik Park spray pad under construction by the City of Anacortes.  Fidalgo Island Rotary Club President Peter Martin and Anacortes Rotary Club President Kevin Meenaghan made the presentation to Nicole Johnston, City of Anacortes parks and recreation manager and project coordinator, Wednesday, Nov. 16.

“We are gratified to have both area Rotary Clubs cooperating to support this exciting park project developed by the City of Anacortes,” said Martin. “And having the generous financial match from the Rotary International District organization really maximized our overall contribution for the spray park.”

“Rotarians know this is going to be a much-loved, much-used addition at Storvik Park,” said Anacortes Rotary Club Giving Chair Jack Darnton. “Kids will be out of the house and splashing around at the park enjoying fresh air and fun for years to come. We encourage even more Anacortes groups and individuals to get behind this great outdoor recreation project and support the parks department’s fund drive.”

In keeping with the marine adventure theme of the park, concrete in the spray pad will be stained to look like water and sand. In addition to the seals, other elements will be seagulls and sit-and-ride orca whales, according to Johnston.