ELLSWORTH — The fund-raising effort for the planned Knowlton Community Park got a big boost recently with the announcement of a $100,000 matching grant.
Campaign officials say they have already raised more than $50,000 in gifts and pledges toward the pledge from the Brunswick-based Elmira B. Sewall Foundation.
The campaign has until next fall to secure the remainder of the money.
The total price tag for the Knowlton Park project is estimated at $1.2 million. Of that amount, the city of Ellsworth has already committed $200,000.
The $200,000 from the city will be used for engineering and planning costs.