Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK – The Avon Park Housing Authority recently was awarded a grant in the amount of $4,000 to convert an unused abandoned shuffleboard court behind the Authority’s Delaney Heights Community Center in to a beautiful gazebo-style common space area for resident leisure gatherings.
The funding, provided by The Home Depot Foundation, will go towards paying for the projects, materials and supplies, and labor provided by the Sebring Home Depot Store employee volunteers.
“Being able to assist the Authority in this worthwhile project that will serve to compliment their efforts in helping area veterans is certainly in keeping with our commitment to community here at Home Depot,” said Troy Doty, Sebring store manager.
The Authority also provides space in the Delaney Heights Community to the Lakeland Veterans Center that provides clinical intervention counseling to localveterans and their families.
” ‘Veterans Veranda’ will be a great place for our veterans to reflect and commune during our counseling sessions, as well as intermingle with fellow veterans that reside within the Delaney Heights community,” said Jessie Coulter, Vet Center team leader.
“Veranda” rising day is scheduled to begin Monday and expected to last through mid-afternoon. The project site location is directly behind the Delaney Heights Community Center, 541 Alton St. Fellow veterans and the public are invited.