Knowlton Park Effort Gets $100K Boost

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.

For more of the latest news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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