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Glennville DDA making improvements to Stage on Barnard area
Handrails similar to what will be placed on the steps leading to the Stage on Barnard.
Handrails similar to what will be placed on the steps leading to the Stage on Barnard.

The Glennville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) confirmed the group’s plans for improvements to the Stage on Barnard area in downtown Glennville at a called meeting on April 12.

Decorative black wrought iron handrails will be placed on each side of the two sets of steps that lead to the stage, and six feet height of bricking will be placed on each of the four metal poles supporting the stage. Three bids will be requested for the handrails.

In addition, two tulip trees, two red maples, and two Ginko tress will be planted, with the Ginko trees placed in each of two 10 ft. x 10 ft. planters.  Pavers are also in the process of being placed.  These improvements are scheduled to be completed before the May 14 Glennville Sweet Onion Festival.

“We are truly grateful for the funds supplied from Glennville Bank for these improvements and much of the labor for the planting and pavers donated by Kerry Bruce of Creative Landscapes.  Without this support, these improvements would not have been possible at this time,” DDA Chairman Luke Burkhalter said. “Once again, the City of Glennville is allowing us to use two sets of bleachers from the Recreation Park, and we appreciate those.  Hopefully, by next year we will have the funds to have our own bleachers in place with a shade covering of some type over them as well.”

Also, a Paver Campaign will be announced soon that will allow individuals, businesses, churches, and civic groups to purchase pavers in honor or in memory of loved ones.

In addition to Burkhalter, other DDA members in attendance were Marc Nobles, Stacey Berry, and Carol Watters.  DDA members absent were Jennifer Bland, Jessica Mitchell, and Salena Rentz. Glennville City Manager Stan Dansby, City Clerk Emily Mixon, and Public Works Director Rob Frazel also attended.