WHEELWRIGHT – The Wheelwright City Commission met Tuesday to discuss a road improvement project. Mayor Don Hall said the road through Wheelwright had some bad pot holes that needed to be repaired. The project will begin in the next couple weeks.
“We try to keep our small town in top shape,” Hall said. “Several pot holes have gotten worse over the past few months and we want to keep the roads in good condition. When a car hits a pot hold hard, it can do major damage to a car. The money to repair the pot holes will be taken out of the Road Aid fund.”
Another project getting underway this summer is the new Wheelwright Central Park. The park will be located in the lot where the old Wheelwright Clubhouse was located. The clubhouse was once the place to be in Wheelwright.
The Wheelwright Clubhouse once stood in the center of town and represented an era that although gone was still a refreshing memory in the hearts of those who remembered what it was. In recent years, however, that building became an eye sore and eventually something worse. It became a hazard that kids were using to play in and adults were visiting for illicit reasons. The building, in a dilapidated state, had to be destroyed; leaving a void not only in the landscape of Wheelwright, but the hearts of those who live there as well.
Now that vacant spot stands to be the site of the new Wheelwright Central Park, a fully functioning modern park where kids will have a safe place to play, adults will have a peaceful place to enjoy a stroll on the full size walking track or simply curl up at the shelters provided and read a good book. This park will be a testament to not only what was but what is to come.
This park will not be the property of any one person or group but the property of a community much deserving of some positive change. The City of Wheelwright set up a GoFundMe account and raised over $15 thousand dollars to build the park. This citizens and local officials of this community are thankful to the many contributors who have donated to make this park a reality.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.