Thanks to the Russellville Parks Department and the Logan County Garden Club, Carrico Square in Russellville is ready for fall, and ready for the upcoming Tobacco & Heritage Festival.
Planting mums, transferring bushes, fixing existing flower beds, and creating new ones, was just a little of what has been done to the center of town. New mulch was laid and the park’s fountain received a facelift of it’s brink facade as well.
“We do a revamp of the square around this time every year,” said Kenny Gregory, Russellville Parks Director. “We keep the square looking nice all year round, however, right before fall approaches and the Tobacco & Heritage Festival is gets here, we try to do an extra special job.”
Along with new flower beds came new planters and trash receptacles to match. These were already purchased by the city awhile ago, but brought out to give a little change to the area. The concrete planters and trash receptacles once on the square will be utilized in another area of the city.
“I’d like thank the employees of the parks department for their hard work, the mayor and council for their support on the project, the members of the Logan County Garden Club who helped out, the Logan County Detention Center for supplying us with inmates to work on the square, and the inmates themselves,” said Gregory.
Funds to pay for the square project came out of the parks department budget. Gregory said approximately $1,000 was spent.
Gregory and the city would like to ask the public not to stand or sit on the fountain brick, and to please try and stay out of the flower beds, especially during the Tobacco & Heritage Festival when there are hundreds of people on the square.
“It’s not that we are being unfriendly,” said Gregory. “We are just trying to keep the square looking nice for the community.”
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