Story & Photography by Tony Centonze
Clarksville Parks & Recreation was the host of the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours in June, and they took the opportunity to show off one of their premiere venues-- the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.
“This was the first time we've hosted the event at the WREC,” said Parks & Recreation's Rob Rayburn. “We wanted to showcase all that Parks & Recreation does. A lot of people didn't know the WREC is one of our venues, so it gave us an opportunity to let people see the building and learn more about all that we have to offer.”
Every division of Parks & Recreation was showcased at the event with tables set up around the facility. About 160 guests were offered a variety of sweets and desserts like My Oh My's fried pies, cotton candy and popcorn as well as assorted beverages.
“This year, we will continue to make our events bigger and better,” Rayburn said. “We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Downtown Market, and we're adding more activities to events like Movies in the Park.”
Rayburn wants everyone to be aware that Riverfest is coming up in September, and he announced a new event to be held on December 14, a Fun Run that will help raise money to purchase new lights for the Christmas on the Cumberland exhibit.