One of last years Community Beautification Program winners was Bracken. The village wanted to take an old soccer field and make it new again. The lot was rundown and neglected over the years. This was unacceptable for one community member. She took it upon herself to rally the village and set a goal to make this area new.
Local groups from the area provided support and food for the days in which the village pulled together to volunteer their services. The area was landscaped and a new playground was built. Brand new equipment and recycled equipment was placed and secured into it's final spots. New benches were added, new garbage cans and flower pots and trees were added to the area to finish it off.
Words can not describe the beautiful work that was done and the way it turned out. It is a must see for sure!!
Community Futures Southwest helped out by donating $2000.00 towards the project and went out to spend the day with the crew to help in any way we could. We drilled, cut and raked our way through the project and were fed some great tasting chilli for our efferts. We were very proud to be a part of this project and applaude the work the village did!!!
Southwest TV news was able to do a video on the project, and like always, it turned out amazing!!