California stairway project underway

August 18, 2013 by  

The staircase at Carlsbad State Beach is in the process of being upgraded, thanks to the fundraising efforts of a number of local community groups.

The work is expected to be completed by September 2, and will cost around $20,000. The money has been raised by a significant memorial donation and a number of smaller pledges.

In addition to the current project in Carlsbad, California, the organization’s volunteers can now also repair and renovate a stairway at Cardiff’s San Elijo State Beach, after another significant donation was made.

These repairs, which are also set to cost $20,000, will be funded by Cardiff Seaside Market, which raised a significant portion of the money during its Christmas in July festival last month. The event saw audience members gather from across the region to support the Adopt-a-Stairway Program, which has been organized to assist in the renovation of nine staircases across the region.

In total, the organization has raised $40,000 in the last couple of months. More than $7,000 was raised at the Christmas in July event, mainly thanks to a silent auction. The free community event was attended by 2,200 people who received a day of entertainment, including games, a DJ, storytelling sessions, face painting, and magic shows.

This event, as well as many others like it, was promoted using the skills of a local printing company. Lifesaving skills and law enforcement were presented by rangers from California State Parks. Of course, the day wouldn’t have been complete without a visit from Santa and a every child at the event received a free gift.