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City Of Springfield, Missouri Raises More Than $10k For First Round Of Route 66 Highway Crowdfunding Projects

City Of Springfield, Missouri Raises More Than $10k For First Round Of Route 66 Highway Crowdfunding Projects

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10/04/2013

 
 With a total of $10,310 raised so far, CrowdIt sees a budding opportunity for civic crowdfundingprojects across the United StatesSPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com), the first company tobring business networking and support services into the crowd funding experience, todayannounced the City of Springfield, Missouri has raised $10,310 for its Route 66 Roadside Parkproject after being live for less than one day at crowdit.com. The City raised more than $8000 in onlytwo hours, during a live, kick-off event where about 100 people celebrated the launch and enjoyedcraft beer at Mother's Brewing Company, located along the historic route.(Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130521/LA18669LOGO)The first crowdfunding initiative (www.crowdit.com/route66sgf ) kicked off last night during a Route66-themed party at Mother's Brewing Company in downtown Springfield. Funds raised will cover construction costs for a re-creation of the iconic Red's Giant Hamburg sign, a major landmark alongthe historic Route 66 Highway.Two large donations last night helped the fund grow quickly.Business owner and classic car collector Guy Mace and his wife Gloria presented City of SpringfieldDirector of Planning & Development Ralph Rognstad with a check for $2,500. Urban Districts Alliance Director Rusty Worley presented Rognstad with a $3,000 check on behalf of the WestCentral Neighborhood Association.Grocery store chain HyVee donated $1,000 to the project during a week of fundraising for the projectin June. Attendees at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in August donated around $500 to theeffort."We are thrilled to receive such a positive response, both locally and nationally, to renovate a keyportion of the world-famous Route 66 highway," explained Cora Scott, director of Public Informationand Civic Engagement for the City of Springfield. "We look forward to continuing our fundraising
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