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Macy’s taps Fairfield park for fundraising campaign

By From page A5 | March 14, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Allan Witt Park has been selected for Heart Your Park, a program introduced as part of Macy’s Secret Garden campaign that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country.

City officials announced the designation Thursday.

Customers at Macy’s in Fairfield can donate $1 or more at the register through March 31, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Allan Witt Park. Macy’s will match the donations dollar for dollar in support of Allan Witt Park, which includes the Sports and Aquatics Complex.

Allan Witt is one of more than 550 parks nationwide that will benefit from the program, according to a press release from the city.

The campaign is a partnership between Macy’s and the National Recreation and Park Association, a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to the advancement of community parks, recreation and conservation, according to the city’s announcement.

Donations will go toward making improvements, such as maintaining trails, playgrounds and ball fields, “and everything in between,” the city announced.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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