Lakeland, FL.,March 18, 2022 – Bonnet Springs Park launches the Carol Jenkins Barnett Endowment with a generous gift from Harrell Family Charities Fund held at the GiveWell Community Foundation on behalf of Jack and Tina Harrell of Harrell’s. Employee-owned since 2016, based in Lakeland, Florida since 1941, Harrell’s is a leading producer and distributor of customized, agronomic solutions. Jack and Tina Harrell have historically supported Bonnet Springs Park since conception with a Capital Campaign gift of The Harrell Family Botanical Gardens and the Harrell Family Greenhouse. “Tina and I are extremely proud to continue to support Bonnet Spring Park, this Park is a wonderful and transformational investment in our community,” said Jack Harrell.
Carol Jenkins Barnett’s final philanthropic gift was the founding of Bonnet Springs Park. Without her, Bonnet Springs Park wouldn’t be a reality. Carol possessed the vision and a desire to create a lasting legacy within Bonnet Springs Park. “The Barnett Family is truly honored to have the support of The Harrell Family in forming a legacy at Bonnet Springs Park in Carol’s honor. We look forward to welcoming the community to the Park in 2022,” said Bonnet Springs Park Board Chairman Barney Barnett.
Bonnet Springs is more than just a Park. Carol realized that creating a space to connect and reconnect with nature and with the community is exactly what future generations would need. “Bonnet Spring Park is honored to receive a subsequent gift from Harrell Family Charities. The Carol Jenkins Barnett Endowment will play a vital role in ensuring that the Park continues to impact our community to its fullest capacity,” said Josh Henderson, CEO of Bonnet Springs Park.
ABOUT HARRELL FAMILY CHARITIES FUND
The Harrell Family Charities Fund is committed to funding Christian organizations and innovative programs that improve the quality of life for residents of the city of Lakeland, Florida, and the Polk County community. The Fund focuses on awarding grants to Christian Education, Health Care, and Community Enhancement institutions and charitable organizations focused on transforming hearts and enhancing the community.
ABOUT BONNET SPRINGS PARK
Bonnet Springs Park is a blended urban/natural 168-acre Park centrally located in Lakeland, Florida scheduled to open in 2022. Bonnet Springs Park is designed to create spaces to escape, engage, and explore while experiencing and learning about the extraordinary history of Central Florida. Bonnet Springs Park is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the community through nature, culture, recreation, and education. The Park serves to unify Central Florida’s diverse population, offering public spaces that serve the needs of many by providing engaging and unique opportunities in education and recreation to residents and visitors. The vision of Bonnet Springs Park is to be a place within walking distance to our city’s urban core where art, recreation, fun, and tranquility intersect by design.
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