Darren Doyle, story and photo
Edmonson County Parks and Rec held it's very first appreciation dinner tonight at the Bee Spring Park. Program Administrator Greg Hudson said the purpose of the event was to give thanks to businesses, organizations, and individuals who have helped make the parks and rec program a success over the past year.
"We couldn't have done what we've done without all of you," he said to the crowd. "This is just our way of saying thanks for all we've been able to accomplish and we hope to do more next year."
Those in attendance enjoyed a delicious catered turkey and dressing dinner complete with all the sides and wonderful homemade desserts.
In 2016, Edmonson County Parks and Rec served the community with the following: Easter Egg Hunt, Pitch-Hit-and-Run Competition, the Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball Program, Concerts in the Park, Youth Soccer, Freedom Fest Fireworks Celebration, Parking Lot painting (thanks to Boy Scout Troop 597), Little League Basketball, Special Olympics, Halloween Fest, Disc Golf Expansion and Tournaments, Chalybeate Springs Park trail repair, and a new Parks and Rec website.
Even though Boy Scout Troop 597 and their leaders were invited as those being thanked, they did what they always do, served others as they helped clear tables and remove waste at the dinner.
For more information on how you can help your local Parks and Rec by donating your time, money, or finding other ways to volunteer, visit ECparksandrec.com