Bring a splash to St. Joseph
The St. Joseph Splash Pad Committee is raising funds to build a splash pad at Woodard Family Park in St. Joseph.
Meet the Committee
Julie Hendrickson, Jen Wagner and Nora Maberry are working together to raise $150,000 to build a splash pad at Woodard Family Park that will be named after former Mayor B.J Hackler.
Hendrickson has worked for the village of St. Joseph for 25 years, Wagner is the owner of Wagner Signs and Graphics and Maberry is the owner of the St. Joseph Record. All three women are dedicated to bringing this project to fruition for the children of St. Joseph.
The history of the project
In 2018 the idea of a splash pad was broached by a number of citizens but no clear fundraising goal materialized.
In 2021 Former St. Joseph Mayor B.J. Hackler passed away. His family approached the village about having people donate money for a project within one of the parks and the idea for the B.J. Hackler Splash Pad was formed.
Dec. 11, 2021 @ 8 a.m.
The St. Joseph Stanton Fire Wife Tribe and the St. Joseph Stanton Fire Protection District are holding a pancake breakfast where 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the splash pad.
Volunteers will be walking the town and placing door hangers on every resident’s door. Donations can be placed in the envelopes and returned to village hall.
Get the latest news on the splash pad here.