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Stuntinn Hard Ridaz plan fundraising for Navy Park

By Dawn Burleigh

Dawn.burleigh@orangeleader.com

 

Citizens voiced disappointment at Tuesday’s Orange City Council meeting.

“It is a slap in the face,” Nicky Richards said at the meeting. “Thank you for the sprinklers. The way it was presented is not what is given.”

During a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, citizens watched children run and play at the splash pad will be open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through September 30. It will operate from May 1- Sept. 30 each year.

An unnamed man said he understood the city had to start somewhere but found the splash pad lacking.

“I felt it was not thought through. It is not what we were told it would be,” Richard said. “I am tired of driving to Beaumont or Port Arthur. The thought was great but the execution was poorly done.”

Stuntinn Hard Ridaz President Damian Morris said the group plans to raise funds for park improvements.

Official Stuntinn Hard Ridaz is a non-profit family orientated organization striving to give back to the community while offering a positive alternative for the younger generation.

The group is involved in fundraising, hosting community events, donating educational supplies/financial hardships; volunteering with elderly, cognitive, mental, and physical impairments while also making contributions to various churches and charities.

The organization is hosting an event from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday at Navy Park, at the 500 block of Morrell Blvd. in Orange. The event is to bring the community together to discuss ways to raise funds to rejuvenate the park.