John Cook, co-chair of the Aquatic Center and Gillette Park project committee, was present at the Tuesday meeting of the Cherokee City Council to report on fund raising progress and to request action regarding a raffle.
Cook said that the fund raising effort now has less than $400,000 left to go to reach its goal.
"Rather than waning, interest continues to grow," Cook said.
Cook said that the presentation of final specifications originally scheduled for the Tuesday meeting for approval would be delayed until the next regular council meeting on April 25. This is to avoid unnecessary revisions at a later date.
Some local businesses have donated items for a fund raising raffle. The raffle funds would go through the city so the city needs to apply for a state permit to hold the raffle. The council voted to authorize Cook to begin the process of getting the permit.