Up & Coming Weekly

May 28, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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20 UCW MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Fayetteville's Neighborhood Pet Store Full-Service Grooming Self-Wash Room Healthy Pet Foods • Gourmet Treats Toys • Collars & Leashes and Much More! 1216 Fort Bragg Rd (910) 860-1200 @WoofGangFay BRAD LOASE | OWNER WWW.EXPRESSPROS.COM/FAYETTEVILLENC 815 STAMPER ROAD FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28303 (910) 437-5959 It's heating up for the Summer, and so are our employees. We have people ready to go! CUMBERLAND Parade • Car Show • Food • Games Saturday, June 1 · 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Town of Wade Founder's Day Wade Community Park 4060 Church Street, Wade Splash pads opened May 22 in Eastover and Wade following ribbon cutting ceremonies. e Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and town officials celebrated the new aquatic additions to the town's community parks with separate ceremonies. e splash pads have multiple water features and are open to all ages. e hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. through Sept. 30. e splash pad areas are wheelchair accessible. e splash pads and other additions at the Eastover and Wade community parks are funded by County recreation dollars with Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation overseeing the projects. "is is an exciting day for Eastover, Wade, Cumberland County and Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation. It's wonderful to see County recreation dollars going to fund projects that will be enjoyed by so many residents," said County Commissioner Larry Lancaster, the County's liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. In addition to the splash pad, a new parking lot has been installed and a pavilion with restrooms is under construction at the Eastover Community Park, 2721 Ball Park Road. Future projects include extending the walking trail and adding a soccer field. Eastover Mayor Charles McLaurin told the gathering that the Eastover Community Park had come a long way since residents raised enough money to purchase five acres and establish the park in 1970. "We've gotten a lot of things done and we have a lot of things coming," said McLaurin, who acknowledged the work of the Eastover Community Parks Association. "We are very proud of this park, and the best is yet to come." Wade Mayor Joe Dixon said he is thankful the splash pad opened in time for the town's annual Founder's Day celebration on June 1. Dixon invited everyone to the free event, which is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. e next project for the Wade Community Park at 4060 Church Street is the installation of a new picnic pavilion. Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation is completing final preparations for the opening of three more splash pads in Gray's Creek, Godwin and Linden. Eastover and Wade Open New Splash Pads Pictured from le, County Commissioners Charles Evans, Michael Boose and Glenn Adams; Eastover Mayor Charles McLaurin and Mayor Pro Tem Cheryl Hudson; Eastover Councilmembers Bruce Sykes and Stan Crumpler; Commissioners Marshall Faircloth and Larry Lancaster. Pictured from le, Town of Wade Commissioner Raymond Edwards, County Commissioner Charles Evans, Wade Mayor Joe Dixon, County Commissioners Glenn Adams, Marshall Faircloth, Larry Lancaster and Michael Boose. News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us Cumberland Matters

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