May 10, 2012

Successful Sign Campaign Leads to New Goals For Parks

The outfield fence at Johnson Park is bringing in new revenue to help enhance the city's park system. Advertising signs on the softball field will help pay for new basketball backboards.

A successful advertising campaign at the Johnson Park ball diamond has allowed the city to purchase new basketball backboards for the city parks.

Parks Director Allen Garrett indicated approximately 12 advertising signs have been sold and installed on the outfield fence at the ball diamond. Proceeds from the sales, will help fund the purchase and installation of three new fiberglass backboards with breakaway rims. Two of the new hoops will be installed at Johnson Park, with the third to be placed at Legion Park.

"We're seeing these courts being utilized more and more," Garrett said. "These new rims and backboards should only help get even more kids involved."

The square backboards will cost $500 per unit, installed. Garrett praised the efforts of local provider WAMCO, for offering the units at an affordable price to the city.

The park director also noted that there is plenty of sign space remaining. The cost of the advertising is $200. For more information contact Garrett at 660-341-0714 or by email at

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