Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Over $12,000 raised for Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park
by Wanda Combs
The Floyd Press: News
Thu May 28, 2009 - 09:10 AM
By Wanda Combs
A benefit concert Saturday night at the high school raised over $12,000 for the Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park. Performers included Mac and Jenny Traynham, Windfall, the Comptons, and Statement. Concert goers also had the options of eating a light dinner in the school lobby and putting in bids on silent auction items.
As reported in a recent edition of the Press, the Park has been getting a major facelift with the help of volunteers. The land, located between the Winter Sun building and Angels in the Attic, has been leveled, and new grass is appearing.
Heading the fundraising efforts is the Partnership for Floyd, and Jane Cundiff, Park chairperson, said money is now needed to continue to the next phases of development. She explained that patios, walkways, a small covered amphitheater and picnic areas are planned. “It just depends on how much money we can raise.” Another goal, she commented, is to have a path from the Park to the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library.
The Park will first be used at the Floyd Town Jubilee June 20th, when it will host the musicians of the day. The Jubilee will also include art and crafts vendors and food booths, which will be set up along the streets of the town.
“We’re really looking for the people of Floyd to come forward with donations and abilities, too,” Cundiff told the Press. “The park is being designed and built by Floydians for Floydians. We really do need the financial, professional and physical contributions of everyone to make the park a nice place to visit on an every day basis. We would really like this to be a community project that will reflect the unique personality of our wonderful little town.”
Korene Thompson, town manager, commended the Partnership and other volunteers for their help at the Park. She gave special mention to Grey Lineberry, son of the Park’s namesake, for the many hours he has contributed. She said he has brought his own equipment, worked in the rain, and really dedicated himself to the cause, and the Town Council has given their blessing to him for what needed to be done in the Park.
Donations for the Park can be mailed to: Betty Lineberry (fundraising chair), Partnership for Floyd, P.O. Box 410, Floyd, VA 24091.
The Partnership has monthly meeting on the third Tuesdays. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information about the Park, email firstname.lastname@example.org .