Encino Energy Sponsors Community Day and Playground Opening
July 16, 2019
Cadiz, OH – Encino Energy hosted “Community Day” at the Sally Buffalo Park, June 12th to kick off the grand opening of the new Encino Energy Playground. The playground is Encino’s first community investment from its Community Partnership Program.
The Encino Energy Playground grand opening was a result of six months of planning alongside community partners such as the Harrison County Commissioners, Sally Buffalo Park Board, Village of Cadiz, the Harrison County Bureau of Tourism and Ohio Senator Frank Hoagland, as well as a $25,000 investment from Encino.
“Encino Energy immediately stepped up to the plate to be involved in this project, and their involvement was more than just a check—they were intricately involved in the entire process and the Community Day,” said Paul Coffland, Harrison County Commissioner. “It’s been a real collaboration to get the playground to the finish line, and Encino’s been a great community partner throughout this entire project.”
Encino’s Chief Operating Officer, Ray Walker, advised that its newly formed Community Partnership Program is designed to provide investment in long-term, sustainable projects in the areas in which the company has drilling operations. Harrison County is one of Encino’s “core assets” where it is actively drilling, completing and producing wells. The Encino Energy Playground opened July 12th with a ribbon cutting ceremony and “Community Day”, hosted by the company, which included music, face painting, frozen ice treats, and gift bags for the kids.
“We lost track of counting after 150 kids, but suffice to say we had an amazing turnout at the Community Day in Cadiz,” said Ray Walker, “Harrison County deserved a safe playground for the children to use, and we also saw this as an opportunity to enhance the Sally Buffalo Park. The Encino Energy Playground and Community Day really captures the spirit of our company’s long-term vision and speaks to what we are trying to achieve with this new Community Partnership Program. Just like this new playground—Encino plans to be in Ohio for years to come.”