Entergy grant to benefit Manila Park

Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Manila Mayor Clifford Veach and Councilman Larry "Whiz" Davis visit the Manila park playground area. The City of Manila received a $1,000 grant from Entergy and the money will go toward the upgrade project at the city park. The children pictured were enjoying a birthday party for one of their friends. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

Manila received a $1,000 grant from Entergy. The money will be used at the Manila City Park to assist in the upgrading of the playground area.

Manila Mayor Clifford Veach expressed his appreciation to Entergy for their assistance in helping to fund the project.

Plans to resurface the base area and retaining wall to help make the playground equipment area safer for the children were in the works. New playground equipment will be added to the play area.

"We are proud of our park," Veach said. "We have three pavilions with adequate tables, three ball fields, a tennis court, two basketball courts and a sand volley ball court. I encourage people to use the park."

In addition to the improvements at the playground area, the city has plans to resurface the walking trail and the tennis court this year.

The new metal picnic tables are very sturdy and were made by the Manila High School Future Farmers of America.

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