• 66°
Hartselle Enquirer

SNAP to celebrate completion

Randy Garrison

Hartselle Enquirer

 

The Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP) will officially be open after holding a Grand Opening Celebration Fri., May 6. The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the location just east of the Sparkman Civic Center. A ribbon cutting will also be held to commemorate its completion. As of this date the project has an investment of $988, 000.

Special needs children from Hartselle City and Morgan County are invited special guests. Other invited guests and speakers include Governor Robert Bentley and former University of Alabama coach Gene Stallings.  Speakers will also include State Senator Arthur Orr, Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long and Hartselle Mayor Bill Smelser.

The celebration will be a culmination of a project that began in 2006. The civic clubs of Hartselle, including Civitan, Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary untied to plan and develop a playground for the 2,500 special needs children and youth of Morgan County. The City of Hartselle, Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce along with other groups joined in the project. The motto “Because every child deserves a playground” was chosen to represent the project.

The complex is accessible, useable and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The complex has been constructed in phases, as funding was available with a swing area in 2008, splash pad in 2010, pavilion in 2011, main entrance and playground A in 2013 and playground B and other complex additions in 2016. The facility will enable all children to play together and be able to interact with each other in a fun and safe manner.

Non-paid volunteers, headed by Bob Francis, have administered the project in total. The construction was made possible by donations, grants, and in-kind services with an almost one million dollar investment including cash donations and in –kind services. A sign showing the donations funding the project is located just inside the entrance.

The SNAP committee invites all to come out and celebrate the celebration of completion of the project. Refreshments will be served and in the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the back gym of Sparkman Civic Center.

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

Editor's picks

Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

Editor's picks

Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

At a Glance

PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

20 under 40: Spencer Bell

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

20 under 40: Shelby Keenum

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

20 under 40: Rachel Howard

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

20 under 40: Mary Virgina Halbrooks

x