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Leadership Group Breaks Grounds to Extend Beech Lake Play Area


The Henderson County Leadership Class of 2017, along with special guests, break ground for the play area expansion at Beech Lake.
Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress.


Laughter and shouts of joy burst from the playground as the Leadership Henderson County group moved from their tent towards the podium and several shovels decorated with bright red ribbons.   Mary Beth Goff, with Simmons Bank, addressed a large sized crowd, who had gathered for the ground breaking for the 2017 Leadership Henderson County Community Project.    Goff said that the Leadership Class of 2017 is helping to extend the playground area at Beech Lake, with plans to add six more commercial swings, grills, and a 30’ x 36 pavilion.   The pavilion plans include nine picnic tables, with handicap accessibility, which will allow families to host their outings and parties at the new playground.    Goff introduced BRWDA Jeff Griggs, who thanked everyone for their attendance, and interest in the project.  “People thank me for the new playground, but it’s the people here, the people in Lexington, and with Beech Lake and TVA who deserve the thanks,” he said.       The parking area for the playground has been expanded, and “children at play” signs, speed bumps, 15 mph signs, have all been added to help ensure the safety of families at play.  Also, of interest to users, the “area of the playground can be used without buying a lake permit,” Griggs said.    Mayor David Jowers, spoke…

For the complete story, see the May 31st edition of The Lexington Progress.

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