Story last updated at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2002

Foundation helps KHLT
I am pleased to announce that the Homer Town Square Project is moving forward with exciting momentum, and now, more than ever, is an opportunity to shape the future for downtown Homer.

Thanks to the generous support of the Homer Foundation, we are getting closer to our capital campaign goal to purchase and steward the 3.47-acre parcel, formerly owned by Clarence "Poopdeck" Platt. This parcel is a key piece of open space in the heart of Homer, and Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is working to purchase this open space and preserve it as a public park to meet both the mission of the Land Trust and the Homer Town Square Project. This park will add to the overall Town Square design and will act as a catalyst for a downtown area that includes open space for trails, performances, classes, fairs and markets, necessary parking, and other public amenities.

The grant from the Homer Foundation helps carry us into the last stretch of our campaign, so that we can secure the final support we need to make this project a success. We appreciate all the work that the Homer Foundation does to help improve and enhance the quality of life for everyone who lives, works and plays in our community.

If you would like more information about how to contribute to our campaign, please contact me at 235-5263 or stop by our office.

Barbara Seaman, executive director, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust