Bonifay Council to ‘help do something for the kids’

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 06:53 PM.

Bonifay – The Bonifay City Council agreed to help with a local’s endeavor to help the youth during their regular meeting on April 28 by using what they already have, a vandalized building at the Bonifay Recreational Center near the skating park.

“We want to create a youth outreach program using the vandalized building near the skate park,” said Chris Hummel. “I’m willing to pay out of my own pocket to repair, rebuild and expand the building to teach children about why some things are wrong and to organize youth events. As a former troubled youth I want to reach out to them and teach them that they weren’t given the talents they have to be wasted to drugs and alcohol.”

Council agreed that it would be a worthwhile investment.

“If it’s for the kids, I’m all for it,” said Council member Richard Woodham.

Lora Ponds with the Bonifay Down Home Street Festival came to the meeting to say that this year’s event was one of the biggest in the history of the event, bringing in over 5,000 visitors and dozens more vendors.

Ponds also presented Bonifay Police Department with a check for $1,000 and the Bonifay Fire Department $3,000, thanking them for the services they provided to not only the festival each year but the services they provide every day of the year.

Dr. Patrick Hawkins informed the Council that he would soon be moving his practice to the west side of 79 near the interstate and requested for help to provide sewer connection to the new building.

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