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Thursday, February 27, 2014
North Augusta is still in the recovery mode from the recent storms, but great progress has been made. North Augusta Parks and Recreation Department staff have worked tirelessly in restoring use of the Greeneway, and at press time all sections have been cleared to use. Several community groups have assisted in this process and for fear of leaving anyone out, I won’t specifically name them. Their assistance was invaluable in our effort to reopen the trail. And it is not too late for the Greeneway.
The Greeneway Trust has organized many work days over the past couple of years and the next one is scheduled for this Saturday, March 1 beginning at 8 a.m. If you would like to help, please show up at the Activities Center at 8 a.m. with a pair of work gloves. It would be a great way to help out the community and spend some quality family time. There are many local neighborhood parks that also need work and any assistance there would also be appreciated.
At the recent North Augusta Sports Hall of Fame Induction banquet, more than one of the speakers talked about North Augusta being a special place. I met a couple from New Hampshire today that had not been here since 1980, and they relayed the same opinion. North Augusta had changed quite a bit, but what a wonderful community it has turned out to be.
Our Department has been very busy planning for our spring sports program. Registration is going great and evaluations, practices, and fun has already begun. Many families will be spending quite a few evenings at Riverview over the next eight to 10 weeks. I hope you will be one of them. Remember March 22 as the opening of our program and plan to come to Riverview Park. It will be another great day to recreate.