Volunteer committee developed for planning of new Mooneyham-Longwood Community Center

By | November 9, 2017 8:46 am

Last Updated: November 9, 2017 at 8:47 am

Supporters from throughout the Mooneyham and Longwood communities gathered recently to discuss the county’s proposed community center on Moonyham-Longwood Road. (Photo Courtesy of Van Buren County mayor’s office)

Community leaders, residents and local government officials have come together to discuss the proposed community center in the Mooneyham-Longwood community.

Recently, the Van Buren County Commission accepted a piece of property on Mooneyham-Longwood Road that was donated by Citizens Tri-County Bank to be developed for the needs of the community. Commissioners moved forward with the site planning and development during its Oct. 17, 2017, board meeting by voting to have the two structures on the property donated to the Van Buren County volunteer fire departments.

A public community hearing was hosted by Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church with county officials to discuss ideas and potential plans for this property. Those who attended the public hearing provided their insights on the property and developed a citizen’s based advisory committee for the community center project.

During this hearing, a representative with Citizens Tri-County Bank was on hand to present the deed to Van Buren County. Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson accepted the property deed on behalf of the county.

The newly formed citizen’s based advisory committee will play a part in the planning and development of the proposed Mooneyham-Longwood Community Center. One of the first goals of the committee is to bring awareness about the project within the community and raise funds to help support the project.

For more information about the proposed Mooneyham-Longwood Community Center project and for ways to support the project, contact the Van Buren County mayor’s office at (931) 946-2314.

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