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FLORESVILLE -- Citizens of Floresville soon may become familiar with an organization many didn’t even know existed, as the Floresville Parks Foundation plans for the future.

During the March 20 regular meeting, members of the Floresville Parks Foundation worked to brainstorm ideas for fund-raising, raising awareness about the foundation, and improving the concession stands in the city parks and recreation areas.

Cindy Cranston proposed dispersing flyers during the annual Easter egg hunt in Pecan Park as a way to inform community members about the foundation and as a method to recruit volunteers.

The foundation members also discussed recruiting volunteers to paint various facilities to enhance the beauty of the Floresville parks.

Board President Doug Jones said that regardless of future plans, the foundation is still attempting to find its identity and cannot do much until members know what the foundation can and can’t do.

In fact, Treasurer Jonelle Pipes said she had only recently been able to place her name on the foundation’s Wells Fargo bank account.

Regarding the account, the foundation is working to determine the source of funds in its account; the balance is more than $4,000, members heard.

“After the Feb. 28 meeting [of the Floresville City Council] Gloria Martinez came up to me and said that they gave $5,000 to the foundation to be used for the first Holiday Extravaganza,” Jones said.

The foundation’s members last met Feb. 27. Also on the agenda March 20 were approving the minutes of the February meeting and reviewing changes to the organization’s by-laws.

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