Dawes Park Gets A Pick-Me-Up By Junior ROTC

Dawes Park Gets A Pick-Me-Up By Junior ROTC

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People gathered at Dawes Park first thing this morning with one goal in mind.

"Trying to get our park cleaned up," says Dawes Community Park President Henry Agee.

And they're on a deadline.

"Where it can look good for the spring and where we can get the youth back out here," adds Agee.

The youth were out with them, doing their part. Mostly because it's part of who they are.

"I usually came out here with my cousins and we would run the track and I used to play baseball here," says 16-year-old Christopher Dixon.

They say it's sad what's happened here over the years...

"People started dropping out of the park, nobody started coming to use the park and then nobody came and used it. The only people who came and used it was just to play basketball."

And they were here today to change that.

"Trying to get funding so we can have new basketball goals and bring some basketballs out here."

"Picnics out here, have ball games out here. I think it would bring community unity," says Agee.

It's the only park in the area, and when it lost appeal, the kids went somewhere else. But they've got a plan to lure them back.

"We've got a walking trail out here, we've got baseball diamonds out here, we got basketball goals out here, and we've got access to bathrooms."

Because if they don't come back, they're afraid they'll see their community deteriorate.

"People meet each other and that's what it's all about, kids coming together, meeting each other, seeing new faces and having fun," says Dixon.

"They'll come back to their community where we can be a family again, once again, at this park," says Agee.

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