So far, $17,250 has been raised toward the project, but the goal hasn’t quite been reached, said Kennedy.

It has been more than four months since the road into Shastice Park has been repaved with $20,000 in funds borrowed from Mt. Shasta Youth Sports.

Over that time, the new, smooth road has been enjoyed by thousands of visitors, said John Kennedy, Sr., who worked to make the repairs happen for the Mount Shasta Recreation and Parks District.

“Many are there to use the facilities Shastice has to offer and some just to visit to see what a nice park it is and to take in the great view of Mt. Shasta,” Kennedy said. Many have expressed how nice the road is and are so glad the potholes and dirt are gone, he added.

So far, $17,250 has been raised toward the project, but the goal hasn’t quite been reached, said Kennedy.

The parks district is looking for another $2,750 that’s needed to pay off the loan.

Donations of any size are accepted, said Kennedy. Donations are tax deductible under the nonprofit 501c3 status of Mount Shasta Youth Sports.

Donations can be made to Mount Shasta Youth Sports and referenced “Shastice Road.” Send donations to 709 Rockfellow Dr., Mount Shasta, CA, 96067 or to the Mount Shasta Parks and Recreation District, P.O. Box 314, Mount Shasta, Ca, 96067.

Thank the following people and businesses have already made donations to the cause: Buzy Bee Paving; Cross Petroleum; Charlie and Doris Moss; John and Margie Herzog; John Adamson and Karen Copsey; Tom and Kay Scovill; Ann McHenry; Roxanne Woods; Point S. Tire; Todd Barto; Touson Saryon; Jim and Mary Girard; Johnny Reginato; Susie Boyd; Steve and Kathy Freeman; Sarah Russ; Dorian Aiello; E&K Mauro; Robert Watkinson; Mechanics Bank; Charles and Luella Miller; Jim and Linda McChesney; Mount Shasta Community Garden (Ronald Otrin); Anne McTavish; Leonard and Lyda Behnke; Gene and Shirley Flatt; John and Jeanette Kennedy; Mount Shasta Recreation District; Mount Shasta Youth Sports; and the Mount Shasta Herald.