South Vinemont Town Council lends helping hand during cleanup for new park project

Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune

VINEMONT, Ala. – Henry & Roe Wood Park received some TLC Monday morning thanks to the South Vinemont Town Council. Mayor Radginal Dodson, all the members of the council and several of their spouses, in a show of unity, worked together to clean the park and provide new landscaping. The beautification project is just the first of many that the council looks forward to carrying out together. 

The project was truly a group effort with each member of the council giving the credit to the others. Council member Chris Thompson said, “We are a team and this is just the beginning. This is an effort from all of us that didn’t cost the town anything.” The new shrubs, flowers and mulch were donated by the Man Cave Market. 

Oscar Garcia with The Best Bamboo Landscaping also came out to lend his expertise to the community project. With two children at Vinemont Elementary, he was excited to have an opportunity to give back. 

Council member Sonya Copeland was busy picking up garbage and glass from the park. She was thrilled to see the council coming together. She said, “Do you know how excited I am to see every council member here doing something for our community? I am so proud. It’s a brand-new energy from all of us.”

The park project will take several days to complete. Council member Sonya Adams was busy giving the park’s sign a new coat of paint. Pine straw will be added around the new flower beds to help with erosion and additional clean-up will continue. They also hope to get a new pump for the fountain in the center of the park. 

The park improvements should be complete in time for the Vinemont Freedom Fest scheduled for Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the school. 

Vinemont Town Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Vinemont Town Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune

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