Downtown Dutchtown (DT2) is spearheading a new group, Allies of Marquette Park (AMP), to focus on creating public-private partnerships for driving investment into Marquette Park.

On July 17th, AMP and DT2 held a Dive-In Movie fundraiser at the pool that abruptly turned into an indoor showing when a patented midwest severe weather system showed up out of nowhere and drenched St. Louis.

Neighbors gather in the Marquette Rec Center for a movie night fundraiser.

Despite the heavy storms, over 50 committed neighbors and allies showed up to stand in the rain for the Guerrilla Street Food Truck, drink Urban Chestnut’s best brews, and watch the classic 80s movie Splash inside the Marquette Rec Center Gym.

The fund-a-need video, produced by Cross Grand, was well received and spurred over $2000 in donations to the pool effort. The first $1000 was matched 5 times over by private partners identified by DT2 for a total of over $7000 which will go toward new pool furniture and amenities in summer 2020.

Marquette Pool from Cross Grand on Vimeo.

Due to the rainout of the poolside movie, DT2 plans to host a make-up event that is free to the public. Follow for more details on the date and time of the makeup event.

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