By Max Caylor
“We are excited to announce the opening of The Rotary Children’s Music Park at Roper Park behind the Boys & Girls Club,” said Music Park Chair Kay Lawrence. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday May 30th at noon.
The Rotary Music park will be a unique outdoor attraction for children of all ages and levels to promote their musical talents and help them have fun. All of the instruments will have concrete bases and sidewalks for being handicapped accessible.
Patricia Jones of Teacher Support Force, observed that the ease of playing Freenotes instruments: “Without question the best resource I have ever seen for nurturing the musician in every child are Harmony Park outdoor instruments and playgrounds by Freenotes.”
“The park is a community effort and we thank the generous donors who are making the music park available to all children,” Lawrence said. The donors include Don and Regina Martin for the instrument Aria and Reverend Max and Nellie Lou Caylor in honor of daughter Merry Grey for the instrument Merry.
Other donors are Renasant Bank for the instrument Melody, The Holiday Market for instrument Jill, Pickens Thrift Store for instrument Duet, The Rotary Club of Jasper for instrument Yantzee and Steve and Kay Lawrence for instrument Yellow Flower.
More contributors are Margaret and Joe DeFrancisco for instrument Blue Flower, the Steve Moranos Agency of Allstate and the Moranos Family, Steve, Holly, Turner and Connor for the Tuned Drums, Steve and Judy McClure for the instrument Serenade and Community Bank for the instrument Lilypad Cymbals.
The instruments are being installed by Pickens residents Michael and Karrie Poole.
Several instruments are still available to complete the “Children’s Symphony” as well as donations for benches, landscaping, shade coverings and named covered pavilion.