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July 19, 2017

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Splash pad coming to Denton Community Park

Area residents will soon be able to cool down this summer with Denton’s new splash pad! Davidson County Parks and Recreation department is hard at work renovating the community park. Park and Recreation Director Thomas Marshburn is eager to bring the park up to date with newly renovated handicap accessible bathrooms, a new handicap accessible concrete sidewalk, a new basketball court, a new sand volleyball court, and of course the awesome new splash pad.


The new splash pad will be coming to the Denton Community Park Park later this summer and it is the hope of DC Parks and Recreation and the Town of Denton officials to be up and running by the end of August. Denton Mayor Larry Ward is very excited about the park renovations. “It’s going to be a very good thing for the youth of Denton. We have worked diligently to make this happen and it will be a great addition to the Denton community.”


The $110,000 Splash Pad Project started construction the first week in July and has an anticipated completion date of August 2017! Marshburn plans to keep the splash pad open throughout the month of September so children of all ages can enjoy this new water feature for 4-5 weeks this year. The splash pad will be open seven days a week from 10:00-7:00pm FREE of charge.
The splash pad will include multiple water features, fire-off nozzles, sprinkler fountains, waterfalls, water loops, and a water tunnel. The 2000 square foot commercial grade splash pad will use a recirculating water filtration system to ensure safety, eliminate waste and minimize operating costs. The town of Denton will be responsible for the water hookup, as well as the water and sewer. The Town of Denton and DC Parks & Rec also jointly purchased new bleachers for the ball fields. Marshburn credits the Davidson County commissioners for seeing the need and for voting in favor of making the improvements to the Denton Community Park happen. He also commends the Town of Denton for being so helpful and supportive with the project.


Davidson County Parks and Recreation recently added a new playground to the Denton Community Park and the site furnishing includes a shade structure with picnic tables, a grilling area, trash receptacles, new landscaping and other ancillary features.


While you patiently await the new Splash Pad, we encourage families to head over to Southmont Park to enjoy the splash zone which is open now 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily FREE of charge!


 

Denton Ladies Civitan
“I AM Woman”
The Denton Ladies Civitan Club will be hosting the 9th Annual “I AM Woman” event on Thursday, July 20th at Central United Methodist Church Hut. Registration starts at 10:00 with program activities beginning at 11:00 and ending by approximately 2:00pm.

Back by popular demand will be Matthew Weaver and Clay Lundsford. Matthew Weaver is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter and six-time winner of Pianist-Instrumentalist of the Year for the North Carolina Folk Festival (2011-2017).

Clay Lunsford is a multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist from Union Grove, North Carolina, and throughout his musical career, he has performed over 10,000 shows. For 50 years, Clay has performed throughout the southeast entertaining thousands of people with his unique style of thumb picking, and performing bluegrass, gospel, and old-time, Appalachian mountain music.
Keeping with tradition a “Queen for the day” will be selected (by ticket drawing). She and her “court” will be acknowledged throughout the day. We will have a vendor selling oils and we be selling tickets for raffle drawings as well. Door prizes will be given throughout the event. Tables will be decorated to share Denton Ladies Civitan Projects and History.

Tickets are $25.00, which includes a wonderful lunch by Ricks Restaurant. Proceeds will go to help our local Civitan projects. You may purchase your tickets from any Civitan member or you can call Kelly Young @336-250-9171, or Carla Carrick @336-250-1746.