Park a worthy project

Published 5:57 pm Wednesday, February 3, 2010

By Staff
Alco Park was a community project — and it could be again. This year’s Leadership Brewton class has decided to take on the refurbishing of the park as its project, and the group hopes to get residents in Alco and across Brewton and East Brewton involved in the restoration.
Alco Park was founded in 1991 by Alco area residents, but the park could use some sprucing up, from repairing the basketball court and backstop to improving the landscaping.
And members of the Leadership Brewton class are willing to do much of the work themselves — but they need help from the community.
The class would like to purchase new playground equipment, but that can be costly. The group is accepting donations from businesses, individuals and organizations, and is also hoping that Alco residents will get involved in the park renovation as well.
We have seen how valuable other park work in our community has been, whether it is the City Park downtown or the splashpad installed at Dogwood Hills.
Our community proves time and again that when a worthy project is put together, many of our residents step up to help, whether through their time and talent or with their treasure.
We hope that this project will inspire the community to come together again, so that the park can be something all of us can be proud of.

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