A far cry from the snow days of mid-January…the sun came out and the temperature rose a touch above 70; just in time for the Grand Opening of the Fort Mitchell Playground. The Fort Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department served up some excellent hot dogs and burgers while youngsters tested the new equipment. The playground, situated along Highway 165 in the front yard of the FMVFD/ Fort Mitchell Community Center, was constructed in late January in not so clement weather by the Russell County Parks and Recreation Department and volunteers county-wide. A grant from Wiregrass Resource Conservation and Development, submitted by Russell County Commissioner Cattie Epps, covered the cost of the materials.The FMVFD leased the property without cost to the county for the park site.
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