Mayors will get in the swing of things Thursday

Guard, Higgins will participate in Swing More 24

The mayors of Camas and Washougal will Swing More 24 on Thursday.

As part of Give More 24, Southwest Washington’s annual day of online philanthropy, the Parks Foundation has created a swingset marathon as a fun, interactive way to raise funds to support parks, trails and recreation throughout Clark County.

As part of Swing More 24, Camas Mayor Scott Higgins and Washougal Mayor Sean Guard will join other local celebrities, including mayors and city councilors, members of parks advisory boards, the parks Foundation board and community members, who will be swinging for 20 minutes each, and asking for support during their “swing shift.”

From 2 to 4 p.m. Guard and friends will be at Upper Hathaway Park, 799 25th St. He is recruiting friends, supporters, and local kids to help fill Washougal’s two hours. From 3 to 3:30 at Crown Park, 15th Avenue and Everett Street in Camas, Higgins and friends will be taking to the swings and getting friends and supporters to join in.

Donors may give any amount starting at $10, and can indicate which celebrity participant they are supporting. All funds raised by that participant will be dedicated to their municipality.

Prizes will be given to the municipality that raises the most funds, and the one that brings in the most unique donors. Prizes will also be given for creative costumes, fun music and other categories.

To donate on Sept. 24, go to http://www.tinyurl.com/swingmore24. Under “additional questions,” indicate which participant is being supported.

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