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May 22 Fund-raiser Set for Iguanadome Skatepark

May 17, 2004 – A fund-raiser Saturday evening at the Crown Global Cruise Club will benefit the building of a skatepark in Nazareth.
Pipedream Creations, the nonprofit organization that is building the Iguanadome Skatepark on St. Thomas, will host the event from 7 to 11 p.m. May 22 at the former Zorba's Restaurant on Government Hill.
Entrance donation will be $30, which will include food and open bar (beer and wine). There will be a silent auction and many different ways you can contribute to help make this park a reality, a release said. Youngsters get in free if accompanied by an adult.
Young people more than 12 years old may skate in nearby Emancipation Garden. Safety gear is a must. For the younger children, there will be movies and games downstairs at the party in the television room.
Carol Ayn Mitchel, founder of Pipedream Creations, has worked on the project for more than two years, according to a release from Sen. Roosevelt David's office. Mitchel secured the land through Commissioner Ira Hobson at V.I. Housing, Parks and Recreation Department, and obtained a minor Coastal Zone Management permit for the completion of the facility.
"Skateboarders, roller bladers, and bikers will now have a designated area to do tricks, improve on their skills, in a safe and controlled environment," David said in the release.
Excavation has already begun at the location east of the National Guard Armory. It's hoped that the Iguanadome Skatepark will be completed before Christmas 2004.
David encourages the entire community "to come out and help support this fantastic event."

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