A public meeting to identify potential outdoor park and recreation needs and priorities at the North Arkansas Youth Center in Cotter will be held Saturday morning at 10 at the youth center. City officials are working on a grant from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism to resurface the tennis courts. Ethnic minorities, persons with special needs, those over the age of 55 and special interest groups are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting.
The North Arkansas Youth Center was created in the early 90s by a group of residents to give area youth a place to go and help keep them out of trouble, according to one of the founders, Danny Ponder.
Ponder served as the first board president for the youth center and says it took many donations and volunteers to get the center opened.
Mark Kapshandy says the resurfacing of the tennis courts at the North Arkansas Youth Center is something that would benefit many.
The center is open for youth after school from 3 until 6 and during the summer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 until 5:30. It is also available to rent as a venue for special events.
Anyone who would like to donate or volunteer may call Kapshandy at 870-405-1330.
This month, Our Community Cares, sponsored by Century 21 LeMac Realty, Nachtigal & Nachtigal MD General and Vascular Surgery, Integrity First Bank, King Dermatology and KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot, highlights the North Arkansas Youth Center in Cotter. To learn more, visit ktlo.com/ourcommunitycares.
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