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P&G donates to park renovation

December 4, 2012

CINCINNATI — The Procter & Gamble Company has donated $1 million to advance development of the 45-acre John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park, according to The Community Press and Recorder.

pg parkThe gift, from the P&G Fund, will cover the cost of the P&G Vibrant Playscape, a series of outdoor play areas along a promenade that was once Cincinnati's historic Water Street, the article stated.

According to the article, the donation was announced by company executives as part of a commemoration of P&G's 175th anniversary.

"William Procter and James Gamble founded this company in Cincinnati and looked to the Ohio River as a conduit of trade and growth," said Melanie Healey, P&G's North America Group president.

"Cincinnati's legendary riverfront enabled our company to grow into the global leader it has become today with a presence in 180 countries, serving more than four billion people. It gives us great pleasure to make this contribution to our hometown," Healey added.

The gift will help defray the costs of the $120 million park, which has garnered more than $31 million in private donations since work began in 2008, the article noted.

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