Give Today, So Kids Can Play!

Established in 1994 and located in Carthage, Illinois, the World of Wonders Park was built in memory of Emily Frankovich with the help of thousands of volunteers and many fundraisers.

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A huge undertaking, the park took 2 years to plan, cost $68,000 and was constructed in 1994 in just five days with the help of the community. Over the years, the park has added a pavilion and bathrooms, but has also sustained wear.

W.O.W. Park is not part of the Carthage Park District system. Funding comes only from
donations and fundraising events. The park is operated by W.O.W. Inc., a registered 501C3 non-profit organization and receives no government, local or state funding.

It costs over $6,000 a year to operate and maintain the park.  These expenses range from insurance, grounds keeping, utilities, wood chips, etc.

Plans are being made to rebuild the park. A fundraising committee has been formed to work with the W.O.W. Park Board to raise funds for the rebuild and annual maintenance of the park.

The dream of a new park started in early 2013 with children from the community helping to design the new park. The W.O.W. Park Board and fundraising committee are working hard, but they need YOUR support to make this dream a reality … Give Today, So Kids Can Play!


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