Toscano Presents Check to Name Lewis & Clark Center Terrace
Some political help came Thursday to help raise money towards naming the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center's terrace after one of its founders.
Thursday, Delegate David Toscano gave a check to former Charlottesville Mayor Kay Slaughter to put toward the center's terrace. Toscano led the campaign to name the terrace after Slaughter in honor of her environmental education initiatives.
Slaughter is one of the original founders of the center. The terrace, to be named in her honor, will be a place for school groups and families to participate in outdoor activities.
Albemarle County Supervisor Rodney Thomas, who also attended the ceremony, said, "Kids can come out and they'll learn how tools were made back during that time and they'll learn how the boats were made during that time and how everybody lived when Lewis and Clark made their journey."
Toscano's check is for more than $6,000, but they'll have to raise $35,000 before Slaughter can have her name on the terrace.
The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center, including the terrace, is slated to open in April of 2013.
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