CLARKSVILLE — A new group — Friends of Clarksville 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — has officially formed as of July 12, 2019. Its mission is Building Community, Restoring Hope and Growing Our Future, according to member Wade Hall.
Its first project the creation of a community park, to be located by the intersection of 1st and Main streets in Clarksville.
The location has been graciously provided by the Clarksville United Methodist Church.
Friends of Clarksville will host a Cruise-In fundraising event noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the future location of the park. Classic cars will be on display, and beginning at 2 p.m. the classic rock and roll band Better Daze performs.
Activities for kids and adults such as a coloring contest, face painting, corn husk doll workshop and a bubble machine will be featured. A Best-Dessert-In-Town and Gift Basket Ticket Auctions will be taking place to help provide funds for the new park.
“We have been able to put together over 20 great gift baskets to raffle off because of the generous support of local businesses and individuals,” said Hall. “There will be a cook-out with freewill donations accepted.
People are encouraged to like and follow Friends of Clarksville’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Friendsofclarksville/ .