COURTLAND — The Lawrence County History and Preservation Society has set a workday to clean up the abandoned Lawrence County Park, also known as Lock A Park north of Courtland, on Nov. 16.

Organizers said volunteers are needed to clean the park along Lawrence County 400.

“(Tennessee Valley Authority), owner of the land, has allowed us to adopt the park and we’re limited on what we can do during the cleanup,” said Linda Peebles, society board member. “No digging tools are allowed, but we’ll be able to remove some small shrubbery and pick up the trash out there. We’ll have gloves, trash bags, trash grabbers.”

She urges people wanting to assist but don’t know the exact location of the park to contact her at 256-483-0772 or meet the group at Sivley Food and Fuel store at Alabama 20 and Lawrence County 150 at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 16.

Peebles said volunteers are welcome to stay for a short time or all day. “We’ll have snacks and drinks but you might want to bring a lunch,” she said.

Lawrence County owned the park in the late 1950s and after 10 years gave the park back to TVA citing insufficient funds to keep the park open.

mike.wetzel@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2442. Twitter @DD_Wetzel.

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