Columbus to celebrate Veterans Park land acquisition April 16

Published 8:51 am Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Town of Columbus, in conjunction with the American Legion and VFW posts in Columbus and Mill Springs, along with their ladies’ auxiliaries, will celebrate the acquisition of the property adjacent to Veterans Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16.
The land, approximately 0.21 acres on the corner of Ward and Peak streets, was acquired in November 2010 using grant awards from the Polk County Community Foundation and the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, in addition to many other donors from the community.
A short ceremony will kick off the event. Local veteran organizations will provide hot dogs. Hot dogs, sides and dessert are free for veterans, but all are others are asked to provide a donation. All funds raised through donations will be allocated to the continued maintenance and upkeep of Veterans Park. In the event of rain, the ceremony and celebration will be moved to the Columbus Fire Department.
For more information, contact Columbus Town Manager Jonathan Kanipe at 828-894-8236 or at 95 Walker Street in Columbus.
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