County accepts donation for community center

Mary Rumore
Staff Writer

The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted a $12,500 donation from George Knox for the new community center at the Una Community Park during Thursday’s meeting.

Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said the donation would go into the county’s Debt Relief Fund to cover the $60,000 cost of the building.

“Thank you all for the support and what you’re doing for us in the community,” Knox said. “We’re proud of what’s going on, especially for the kids who now how have a safe place to play and meet.”

District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes said the construction on the building, which will feature a kitchen, bathrooms, conference room and stage, should be completed in approximately six weeks.

The board also unanimously approved a motion made by District 2 Supervisor Luke Lummus to name the new community center The Deanes Community Center.

“I know how hard you’ve all worked and how hard Shelton has worked on this project for years and years,” Lummus said.

All the board members agreed that Knox is a pillar of the community.

“This is the perfect picture of how one man gives back to his community,” Deanes said. “We are blessed to have him in District 4.”

The board will meet again at 9 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Clay County Courthouse.