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Build Jefferson School Playground on July 14

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  1. Inquiring Minds
    July 6, 2012 at 7:03 am

    From the Humboldt Herald on January, 24th 2008 in reference to the former City Council member Jeff Leonard led upgrade to Hammond Park in Eureka.

    “The upcoming “facelift” of the dilapidated park will be funded — in major part — by the Home Depot non-profit, KaBOOM. And like the logo says, it starts with a playground.

    Without criticizing the desirability to improve the park for kids, the Humboldt Herald is suspicious about the amorous triangle between Home Depot, KaBOOM and Eureka.”

    Now, all of a sudden with the Jefferson School project, it’s OK? Why so?

  2. Mitch
    July 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Wow, IM. January 24th, 2008? But, to answer your question, maybe because I’m not Heraldo, and we don’t think in 100% lockstep?

    Speaking solely for myself, one of the things that has impressed me about the WCIA is its winning combination of idealism and an ability to roll its sleeves up and get things done. That pragmatism means accepting help when available, at the expense of some hypothetical ideological purity. Good for them!

  3. Anonymous
    July 6, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Not all KaBOOM projects are funded by Home Depot. Other corporations also participate. What ya gonna do? Say no?

    Inquiring minds should inquire, not so much ask nasty questions.

  4. Goldie
    July 6, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Kaboom is a non-profit with the goal of having a playground within walking distance of every child in America. When a group applies for a Kaboom grant they do not know where the grant money will be coming from. The funds for building the Jefferson playground have come from PG&E. Inquiring Minds may wish to read more about Kaboom and their work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KaBOOM!
    As you might guess it takes a village to raise a playground. There will be excitement, there will be food, there will be music, there will be much to do and in the end there will be a place for children to run and play. While many have already signed up it would be nice to have about 30 more. Here is the link: http://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/8608/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=70732

  5. Joel Mielke
    July 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Apparently, the first commenter believes that hypocrisy is a conservative monopoly.

  6. Joel Mielke
    July 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

    And there is a difference between accepting help from a Home Depot-supported non-profit for a public park at a time when a new Home Depot was a hot issue, and a community organization accepting similar help after its project has been abandoned by the City Council.

  7. Heidi Benzonelli
    July 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Our Corporate sponsor is PG&E not Home Depot, KaBOOM just placed a FAT order from Pierson’s Building Center and Humboldt Redwood Company. The visiting KaBOOMERS and folks from PG&E will also be lodging and dining at Westside establishments. We made a point of requesting that we support the local economy with every dollar possible. :) See You All Saturday the 14th

    Heidi Benzonelli

    PS Heraldo, I have not been able to use my gravatar for months it trys to make me log in to wordpress and I do not have a wordpress account

  8. High Finance
    July 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Sorry Heidi, you’re yesterday’s pet cause of the left. As you can probably tell by the lack of interest shown here on the Herald.

  9. Mitch
    July 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm


    It’s an ANNOUNCEMENT, for crying out loud. There’s nothing to discuss.

    Why don’t you just show up on the 14th and help out; I’m sure Heidi can put you to work.

  10. Joel Mielke
    July 12, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks for your support, HiFi.

  11. alway's a humbolt hunny
    July 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I came all the way from another State for tommorrow’s build. I can’t think of a better cause. It’s about building Community, and paying it forward. Of course, Hi Fi wouldn’t understand that… Send me your address Hi Fi and I’ll make sure you get that lump of coal !

  12. Joel Mielke
    July 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

    HiFi, you should go down to “yesterday’s pet cause of the left” right about now so that you can see hundreds of community volunteers (including Councilmember Atkins and Supervisor Bass) working together.

    And thanks for your support, Humboldt Hunny!

  13. Eric Kirk
    July 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    My wife is there and says that the turnout is huge. I’ll be heading over shortly now that I’m off kid duty.

  14. Heidi Benzonelli
    July 14, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Wow, Thanks everybody, how awesome is THAT!

  15. Eric Kirk
    July 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I got there to see the final product, and yes, it’s awesome. Looked like everyone made an excellent team!

  16. Anonymous
    July 14, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    HiFi – a real AH.

  17. WingNut & LockWasher
    July 15, 2012 at 12:20 am

    What a fantastic model. What a great direction for a neighorhood and community to take. Not just a vision but a reality. I hope Eric will take what he has seen and apply it the Southern humboldt Community Park in SoHum. Hats off to the Jefferson Project and its Board of Directors for being a real public benefit community non-profit.XOXOXOXO

  18. LDC
    July 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    To HiFi: I’m afraid there’s something wrong with you; please examine your outlook and try to figure out why/how you always say something negative-about virtually everything. What a sour comment for an entirely positive project for the entire community-shame on you.

  19. Mitch
    July 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Pictures are up now on the Herald’s front page. Check them out. Even HiFi will come around someday. Mark my words.

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