Company town bids farewell to its central leisure center after 64 years

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) – The City of Enterprise will hold a decommissioning ceremony to bid farewell to the MN (Jug) Brown recreation facility, where generations of sports and recreation once took place. The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. inside the Recreation Center at 421 E. Lee Street in Enterprise.

The building has been vacant for months pending demolition. A new complex should start (construction) within a few months on the site of the current building.

Several community leaders, including Mayor William E. Cooper, Director of Community Services and Recreation Billy Powell and a representative of the Jug Brown family will speak in honor of the facility.

“We celebrate the ideas that were born, the plans made, and all the work that led to successful activities that promote physical fitness, exercise the body and mind, and ensure that people can enjoy fun events and beauty. of nature at all levels locations of city parks.

“We want to remember the traditions that started here, the relationships created, and the people who have made this program work for so many years.”

The iconic structure has been the focus of the Enterprise Parks and Recreation program for 64 years. Day-to-day operations of the Parks and Recreation office currently take place at the Enterprise Civic Center.

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