Monthly Archives July 2016

Big Sandy Receives Parks Grant

IMG_0125Governor Haslem presented Big Sandy Mayor Ron Lane with a grant award of $112,000. The governor along with State Representative Tim Wirgau, Senator John Stevens, Robert Martineau, commissioner of TN Dept of Conservation and Environment(TDEC), and Gerald Parrish, Director were on hand to announce the awards.

The grant will be used to fund Phase 1 improvement to the Big Sandy City Park, including an additional ballfield, improvements to existing ballfield, new restrooms, playground equipment and increased accessibility to all areas. The grant requires a 50% match by the Town of Big Sandy for a total project cost of $224,000.

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KY Lake Waterfowl Festival in Big Sandy Aug. 6th

The 12th Annual Kentucky Lake Waterfowl Festival returns to Big Sandy, TN City Park on Saturday, August 6th. Hosted by the Paris-Henry County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, the event will have 50 exhibitors from six states on hand with displays ranging from new calls and motion decoys to boats, clothing, ammo, and more. The festivity will again be held in conjunction with the TWRA public drawings for duck blinds along Kentucky Lake wildlife management areas, which means a guaranteed crowd! For the last decade the event has averaged drawing 3,000-plus waterfowlers each day to the festival searching for everything from new duck and goose calls to the latest in camouflage clothing, retrievers, taxidermists, boats, motors, outfitters, new trucks, ATVs, decoys, and more.

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