Hank Weddington Park improvements christened

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 5:40 am

Hank Weddington Park in Decherd has received another facelift with a new veteran memorial garden. Mayor Robin Smith and Senator Janice Bowling, shown here discussing details, thank all volunteers involved in the effort and the hard work they have put into revitalizing the city recreational amenity.

Hank Weddington Park in Decherd has received another facelift with a new veteran memorial garden. Mayor Robin Smith and Senator Janice Bowling, shown here discussing details, thank all volunteers involved in the effort and the hard work they have put into revitalizing the city recreational amenity.

Decherd is getting another face lift to the Hank Weddington Park, located on West Main Street.

Sponsors, including Home Depot, Kroger, Cash Loans and Swann Equipment, donated supplies, equipment and food for the opening day on Friday.

Mayor Robin Smith held a ceremony to introduce the enhancements to the park with the community, thanking all involved.

“The park is being utilized so much more now, we are so proud of the work our volunteers have put into the park,” Smith said.

Each year Home Depot chooses a city to do a community project for this year Decherd was chosen.

“Hank Weddington Park in the past few months has completely turned around,” Smith said.

A veteran memorial garden was completed Friday in the front of the park that includes stone plaques for each branch of the military saying, “Honoring those who have served.”

The garden includes a checkerboard design flowerbeds and a new flagpole, donated by Home Depot.

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