Dara Casey has been deeply invested in improving Malvern and partnering with other like-minded citizens for several years now, in a unified effort to revitalize and enhance historic downtown buildings and outdoor spaces. from the city.
One of Casey’s biggest concerns over the past two years has been the revamping of Centennial Park. This small but spacious outdoor space has hills, a covered pavilion, a walking path, and a basketball court, all of which sound like a winning combination. But the courtyard has fallen into disrepair and the lighting is insufficient.
Centennial Park is located just yards from the county museum and library, and a few blocks from downtown, the courthouse, and the mayor’s office. Its proximity to the heart of the city and the potential it has to be a favorite spot for local families and outdoor enthusiasts seem to be plenty of reasons to elevate the park on the list of things to be. improved here.
Casey couldn’t agree more, and while researching possible sources of funding to make such improvements, she heard about the T-Mobile Hometown Grant Program, which has committed $25 million over the next five years. for small town American revitalization efforts. communities.
The program offers grants of up to $50,000 for projects such as bringing technology upgrades to the local library or for citizens who wish to “refresh a local park.” Upon learning about the grant program, Casey reached out to other members of the community to get them on board.
Read the full story in the Saturday August 27 edition of the newspaper.