HandicapPark

Friends of Philpott, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is seeking your help to determine if there is a need for a totally ADA compliant park in Henry County. Help Bowens Creek Park become a park for visitors and residents with physical challenges(youth and adults) can maneuver throughout the park without assistance and thus adding to their enjoyment of the scenic beauty and activities of this area. The project will be completed in four phases: (1) Beach access and handicap fishing pier, bulkhead, and walkway; (2) Picnic Pavilion and handicap trail; (3) Beach wheelchairs with access/walkway and wheelchair storage building; (4) Handicap access to beach and picnic area. Friends of Philpott, Inc. is seeking cooperative efforts to improve the overall quality of life for our community and to prevent additional health problems for the handicap. This project would improve the quality of life in Martinsville and Henry County by supporting services to the disadvantaged by creating recreational opportunity for those who are physical challenged in the region. The project will also increase community economic opportunity by increasing tourism which would increase the need for lodging, fuel, food, dining, and other necessary items being purchased from local businesses. This project goes hand-in-hand with the work of other organizations that have provided some activities for physical challenged, this project will help to fill the gap so all citizens have an opportunity to enjoy nature first hand. Almost everyone knows of a family member or neighbor (senior or youth) who have a very limited choice for outdoor activity. Friends of Philpott, Inc will be seeking funding for this project and needs proof there is a need for the project within Henry County. No tax dollars will be used. Please help by signing this petition.

Sponsor

Friend of Philpott, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Mission: to provide environmentally responsible use, development, and protection of the natural and recreational resources at Philpott Lake through community involvement and education. Friends of Philpott, Inc. has partnered with many other organizations within the community on educational and other activities; including trail building. No email addresses or names will be used outside this petition. Please forward petition to others. Thank you.

Links

http://www.FriendsOfPhilpott.com Questions: contact: Linda Drage, President ldrage@comcast.net Find us on Facebook.com Directions to Bowens Creek: take highway 57 west out of Bassett to Bowens Creek Road (SR601) on right, approx. 5/10 mile to entrance.

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