The air was bitterly cold with a strong wind but the sun was shining as McCarver Elementary students, donors and campaign leaders gathered to take the wraps off newly installed signs. Folks who worked tirelessly for over 3 years on the Zina Linnik Project had a mini-reunion as they hugged and caught up on old times. Students from McCarver gathered around the sign to see how it told the story of the Zina Linnik Project and the goal of creating safe places for kids to play in the Hilltop. A highlight for the students was the hot cocoa. The signs where installed to say thank you to the donors who contributed over $3.2 million to turn tragedy into triumph for the entire community of the Hilltop and Tacoma.
Two signs, one at McCarver Park and one at Wright Park, were installed so that visitors could know the story of the parks. Each sign has a map of the respective parks as well as the names of the hundreds of donors to the project. The artwork for the signs was done by Cathryn Bingham, member of the Bingham family who played a major role in the success of the project and who have strong roots to McCarver Elementary.