Advisory board in place for Fort Crawford restoration

Published 3:57 am Wednesday, August 13, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
An advisory board has been put into place to direct the restoration of old Fort Crawford Park in East Brewton.
Dewayne Carroll, an organizer of the restoration efforts, spoke to members of the East Brewton City Council Monday to discuss plans of the group to bring the park up to a stand that would benefit the city and the citizens in the area.
The park, which was originally opened more than three decades ago, has deteriorated into a condition that was not inviting to anyone, Carroll said.
Carroll said the plans include the construction of an eight-foot tall iron gate at the main entrance of the park.
Carroll said plans for the park include a horseshoe court, pavilions, volleyball court and a stage.
Carroll said the advisory board is currently comprised of Donald Jernigan, Raymond Wiggins, Dewayne King and Beth Jenkins.
Donations for the project have already been made, Carroll said, and solicitation for other donations will continue.
Carroll said financial contributions will be accepted, but the group is also looking for donations in the form of materials.
Anyone interested in making a contribution to the Fort Crawford Restoration project, may contact Karen Singleton at East Brewton City Hall or contact Carroll.

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