L-R, Jay Sircy, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of StaLands; Cheryl McCall, bureau chief, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Public Land Administration; Martha Miller, Division of Forestry; Herb Chancey, Gadsden County recreation; Sherrie Taylor, Gadsden County commissioner; Dee Jackson, interim county administrator, Gadsden County; Michael Sheffield, Gadsden County Public Works; Brenda Holt, Gadsden County commissioner; Robert Presnell, former county administrator, Gadsden County; Rudy Maloy, field representative for Congressman Al Lawson.
Beside the placid waters of Lake Talquin, area officials ceremonially broke ground last Thursday on the $50,000 expansion project at Pat Thomas Park, 949 Hopkins Landing Road, Quincy. The grant-funded project includes adding new RV and tent sites. Current sites often remain at capacity, forcing park officials to turn away dozens of potential campers each week.
Commissioners Taylor and Holt both called the expansion initiative “an investment,” agreeing the additional amenities could increase revenue by $30,000 a year. For more information, call Gadsden County administration at (850) 875-8650.
Photos by Brian Dekle