OAK GROVE, La. — The West Carroll Chamber of Commerce recently donated four picnic tables to the West Carroll Parish Police Jury for the Courthouse Yard that it purchased from the Oak Grove FFA.
“During the North Louisiana Sweet Potato Festival this year we borrowed four picnic tables from the City Park for revelers to be able to sit down and enjoy their meals and relax while the kids enjoyed the entertainment on the square,” W.C. Chamber Special Projects Coordinator Adam Holland said. “We saw how popular this addition was to the festival and decided it would be a good idea to purchase tables for the square that could be used for all festivals, and for the Court House Staff and those who do business with the Court House during the year.”
The four tables are made from treated pine and were left natural so they could age with nature and fit into the landscape of the Court House Square which is lined with century old Live Oak Trees.
“Adam contacted me about the possibility of donating the tables to the jury,” W.C. Police Jury President Jack Madden said. “The jury and I felt as if it would be a nice addition to our grounds and would be an asset to the people who work at the Court House to be able to have lunch and get fresh air on pretty days, as well as, a place for those doing business with the Court to be able to get fresh air during breaks without blocking the entrance to the Court House.”
The tables are not anchored down so they can be moved to different areas of the grounds during festival and other events that take place at the Court House.
“With all the help and inconvenience that the workers at the Court House have to go through when we host a festival, this is just one small way we can say thanks. “ Holland said.