City Council accepts donation for Save Our Park fundraiser
by Michael Williams/WRJW News
It was a very good night for the City of Picayune and members of the council when it came to monies raised for the makeover of Friendship Park. The Save Our Park Committee presented the City with a check in the amount of $30,196.21 from the proceeds collected from the “Jail and Bail” fundraiser held earlier this summer.
Sheriff David Allison, Theresa Milar, Reba Beebe, Tom Milar, City Manager Freddy Drennan, Trevor Adam
Handy Cleaners owner, Gloria Glidewell, was the winner of a one night stay and dinner from Silver Slipper Casino for raising the most money to bail herself out of “Jail” with a personal total of $1,113.25. To date the Save Our Park Committee has raised a total of $42,834.21 with more fund raising events to come.
DIY Cabinets made a separate donation of $1,122.00 toward the Park and a grant was also accepted from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation for the construction of two bathroom facilities at local parks in the amount of $102,086.25.