Kickstart ‘The Blue’

Work begins on the Blue Sulphur Spring Pavilion
Work begins on the Blue Sulphur Spring Pavilion

Getting a “kickstart” is a good thing when it means raising money for a great cause. The “Friends of the Blue” Sulphur Spring Pavilion are launching a kickstarter campaign to raise money for its stabilization and restoration.

The campaign will begin with a kick-off party at the Greenbrier Convention and Visitors Bureau, 200 West Washington Street, Lewisburg, on Sunday, Mar. 1, from 4-6 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and join the celebration and make a pledge to this exciting cause. Those in attendance will be able to view the campaign page live, make pledges on their own mobile device or the CVB computers, and see the effect of their pledge on the total.

Alex McLaughlin, chair of the Friends of the Blue Committee, said, “We are excited to use this high tech mechanism to raise money for this wonderful old treasure.”

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding mechanism which uses the reach of the internet to give donors a safe way to back a project. It is an all-or-nothing approach where the project receives no funds if the goal is not met. Donors “pledge” using their credit card and the amount is only deducted if the full amount of the goal is pledged.

The fundraising goal for this effort is $25,000. This amount should complete the funds needed for Phase II of the stabilization and restoration process when matched with grants.

Please join all the “Friends of the Blue” at the CVB on Sunday, Mar. 1 from 4-6 p.m. for light refreshments, a rousing good time, and lots of pledges to the Kickstarter campaign.


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