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Park ‘Friends’ Seek To Organize
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Members of Friends of Jacob Myers Park recently met at the park, wearing the necessary masks and keeping the social distancing in effect. Treasurer Bruce Edwards, in the hat, conducted the meeting.

Despite pandemic provisions making it difficult for organizations to get together lately, members of the Friends of Jacob Myers Park met last week at the park. They were seeking to get back on track with the organization’s business: helping the city’s Recreation and Parks Department maintain and expand the JMP facilities.

In going over the minutes of the last meeting, members and visitors in attendance learned the last regular meeting was held in November, 2019. The next meeting scheduled was to be in March, but that got scrubbed by the COVID outbreak.

Normally, the group takes a break for the holidays at the end of the year, resuming in the spring, as activities and expansion ideas are picking up for the coming good weather. This year that didn’t happen.

Treasurer Bruce Edwards conducted the meeting, telling members and visitors that the former president had moved from town and a new slate of officers was needed. And an annual meeting, normally held in the summer, should be scheduled soon.

Projects still on the drawing board include possible expansion of the park, going west, to include a bicycle course and maybe a small performing amphitheater.

The group seeks to return to its monthly meeting schedule, on the third Thursday of the month, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas.

More information can be found at the Recreation and Parks Department at City Hall. There are no public hours offered presently, so the best way to contact them is by phone: 209-863-7150.