Palmetto State Park has fundraiser

Palmetto Island State ParkPalmetto Island State Park in Vermilion Parish will open its doors on Oct. 28, state and local officials announced today.

Lt. Governor Scott Angelle said the state is putting up $400,000 to keep the park open for three months.

Meanwhile a special Palmetto Island State Park fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Acadiana. Residents, businesses and interested parties are asked to contribute to the fund, which will be used solely to operate and maintain the park.

There will be a fundraiser on Oct. 30 at the park. The park will start taking reservations on Oct. 20, 2010.

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