By Bethany Anderson
The Johnson County Community Center no doubt benefits many children and families in the region but has been recently in need of some repairs to keep it a pleasant as well as a safe place for members
of the community to come
The NECC Inmate Crew recently completed a large painting project inside and out of the center that has provided a much needed freshening up of the aging center which in turn gives those who work at and use the facility a sense of pride.
According to Parks and Recreation Director Flo Bellamy, the Johnson County Republican Women’s Club reached out to see how they could help to better the facility for the local children’s needs.
“These ladies wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children in our afterschool program,” Bellamy said. “We were given a choice as to where the money would go. I suggested Cunningham Park since the tennis courts were in such bad shape and no lasting improvements to this park have been made in a very long time.”
The Johnson County Republican Women’s Club made the generous donation of $3,600, which was received on September 25, 2017, but has now finally been put to use after much planning for the improvements to Cunningham Park’s tennis courts.
Bellamy stated, “We appreciate the efforts of Mr. Paul Maulden, Friends of Tennis, our City Recorder, City Council, Gary Phillips, and other as we move forward with this project which will provide our afterschool kids and others a safe place to play.”
Other upcoming improvement plans include repairs to the canopy over the entrance to the center. This canopy has been damaged due to the recent high winds and storms in our area but is due to be repaired this week.
For more information on the Johnson County Community Center, please visit www.mountaincitytn.org/departments/community_center or call them at (423) 727-2942.