Anyone looking to donate to the Phase II Field of Dreams project is in luck thanks to Pulaski’s Trailside BP and the Culpepper & Merriweather Great Combined Circus, which comes to town on Aug. 16.
Pulaski High School athletic director Janel Batten expressed how, through the gas pumps and circus, donating can be affordable and simple.
When purchasing gas from the Field of Dreams pump, a share of proceeds goes to building Phase II. Three cents from each gallon, which is priced the same as the gas that comes from the other pumps, purchased from the labeled Field of Dreams pump will go toward funding phase II.
A share of the proceeds raised from the circus will also help fund Phase II. Circus tickets can be purchased by going to the Merriweather Circus’ website or by buying a ticket at the box office up to an hour before the show. If the tickets are purchased before show day, the cost is $10 per adult, $7 for children (ages 2-18) and senior citizens (65 and older), and children under the age of two are free. On the day of the circus, the adult tickets will be priced at $13 per ticket and children and senior tickets will be priced at $8 a ticket. The Tri-County Optimist and Mountain Bay Plaza Tenants plan to donate the show’s proceeds to various causes in the community, one of them being the construction of the Field of Dreams Phase II.
Batten commented on just how big the Field of Dreams project is for Pulaski. “ This project is so unique because it is a community project, all funds have come from the community members and private businesses rather than a referendum.” She also commented, “As more people get invested in the project, there are more people with pride for their community.”