One technical plan and four children’s drawings, courtesy of the Girl Scouts, illustrating several ideas for a new Veterans Memorial Park, are hanging in Anacoco’s Town Hall.
The Anacoco Council approved a resolution at their Monday meeting to open a new bank account for the deposit and withdrawal of funds specifically allocated for the Veterans Memorial Park.
It is expected that imprinted bricks will be purchased and installed gradually into the park. Prices have not yet been set. Eventually a form will be available for people interested in purchasing a brick for the Veterans Memorial Park.
Council also accepted the resignation of part-time Anacoco Police Officer Michael Sanders. He was in the running for police chief and resigned immediately after being defeated by Jerry C. Waller in a recent runoff election.
Waller was sworn into office on Tuesday morning by Judge Anthony Eaves.
Councilman John Schraven announced the second annual “Big Mike’s Ride for the Lion’s Camp Kids.” This is a charity motorcycle ride in memory of Leesville Mayor Rick Allen’s brother, Mike, who passed away July 24, 2016, in a vehicle accident.
“All he enjoyed was riding his Harleys and raising money to help kids,” Allen said. “100 percent of these funds will go to the Lions Camp. Not many people on this planet have a heart as big as he was.”
There is no registration fee to ride. However, participants can make donations to the cause.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the Lions Camp at 292 L Beauford Dr., Anacoco.
The ride will begin at 11 a.m. and will end at Leesville City Park and golf course at the north end of Leesville.
There, a gumbo meal will be served to all participants and a drawing will be held for the “Big Mike” cooler.
This is a family-friendly event and anyone is invited to attend.
Anacoco’s next council meeting will take place on Monday, June 4 with two public hearings – first, at 6:40 p.m. regarding an amendment to the General Fund Budget and secondly at 6:45 p.m. on the introduction of said General Fund Budget.
Town hall will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28.