Second-graders make a splash at TCDC meeting

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Members of the second-grade classes of Troup Elementary presented a check in the amount of $937.50 to the Troup Community Development Corporation during the Monday, May 21, meeting of the TCDC board.

Representatives of the second-grade classes included Jacob Hewitt, Kayla Manlick, Jory Martin, Jaz Moore, Libby Ranshaw, Weston Roth and Remmy Rushing. The monies presented were the total proceeds of the annual second-grade lemonade stand and is the students’ contribution to the splash park project.

A public hearing on the TCDC project to donate $10,000 to the Troup splash park was opened for public comment and discussion. The board later approved the donation.

A motion was made to hold another public hearing on a second TCDC project which would allow TCDC to match public donations up to $13,250. If the total amount of matching funds were used, the splash park would be fully funded. However, board members did express their hopes that local business would also contribute to the park.

Contributions to the splash park can be made online at www.trouptexas.org/newsite. More information about the park can be obtained by contacting TCDC Executive Director Suzanne Loudamy at (903) 842-3128, (903) 574-3928, or tcdcdirector@trouptx.com.

Suzanne Loudamy noted in her executive director’s report that a new business would soon open in Troup. Jeff and Cindy Carnes will operate a game room located between Ecclectiques and Petals on West Duval Street.

The project to place new sidewalks on the south side of West Duval Street beginning at Front Street and turning south at South Georgia Street and continuing until it reaches the drive at Steele’s Feed and Seed along with preliminary costs and possible interest rates were also discussed. No action was taken.

The next meeting of the TCDC board is scheduled for Monday, June 18.

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