Article by Steve Corlew-
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class got a firsthand look at the work that was needed for the class project at Thomas Park, Thursday, July 14, 2022.
The stop was part of the group’s history day tour. The class is looking to do some upgrades and improvements to the ballfield and basketball court at Thomas Park next to the Montgomery Cultural and Enrichment Center on Montgomery Way in Lexington.
Jessica Conley gave the class a brief history of the school, which is on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. The school was originally founded in 1923 and organized as Montgomery High School in 1927. The school was closed in 1967 due to desegregation.
The park was later created by the City of Lexington though a state grant and later was named for former city alderman Ernest Thomas.
The Leadership class plans on upgrading the ballfield, installing a fence near the basketball court, re-painting and…
For complete coverage, see the July 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.