The Friends of Clarksville team along with the tremendous support of the community raised over $80,000 for the creation of the Clarksville Community Park Project.
The group will soon begin the selection process for our next project at its board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9
“We would love for you to attend to share your ideas,” said Friends of Clarksville’s Wade Hall. He said some projects that have been proposed so far are:
1. The renovation of the five-acre Clarksville reservoir site into a park with trails and native plants.
2. Renovation of the old mayor’s office and jail brick building into a visitors center and Clarksville history museum.
3. Creation of a Clarksville Community Center with activities for kids, adults and senior citizens.
4. Renovation of the basketball court (the slab) by the water tower.
5. Your idea!
About the group
The Friends of Clarksville team includes Barb Bailey, Aaron Carter, Carol Carter, Alicia Chaney, Patty Davis, Wade Hall, Gary Jennings, Debbie Kaylor, Carolyn Keenan, Jim Nathan, Harry Rager, Kathy Rager and Noni Wood.
The Friends of Clarksville 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization officially formed as of July 12, 2019 with a mission of “Building Community, Restoring Hope and Growing Our Future.”
Its first project the creation of the community park, now located by the intersection of 1st and Main streets in Clarksville; the location was provided by the Clarksville United Methodist Church.
Recently Friends of Clarksville teamed up with the Catching Fire Outdoors Halloween Fishing Fearfest event for a trunk-or-treat for children in the parking lot beside the new Clarksville Community Park playground featuring the new playground equipment, and Friends of Clarksville still needs to install fencing, lighting and four musical metal flowers to finish the first two phases of the park.
Also, a $30,000 Clinton County Legacy Fund grant was awarded to the Friends of Clarksville to go toward the park project.
“Being located next to the Clarksville UMC [church] and pavilion makes this a great place to utilize for events. We are amazed at the support from individuals, community and organizations that have helped to reach this goal. We have been blessed with two substantial grants from HealthFirst for Clinton County and [now] the Clinton County Legacy Fund,” Friends of Clarksville’s Kathy Rager recently stated..