White Pine receives $140,000 grant

City of White Pine received a $140,000 matching grant for Parks and Recreation Thursday, September 30. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Recreation Resources matched White Pine’s $140,000 commitment to help with upgrading Lion’s park lighting for the football and softball fields. This was part of White Pine’s Master Plan started three years ago. To date White Pine has received nine grants totaling over $500,000. Pictured receiving the check from left in front are White Pine Alderperson Carolynn Voiles, TDEC Representative Anna Marshall, White Pine Mayor Fred Taylor, and White Pine Alderperson Tyler Marshall. In back from left are TDEC Representative John LeCroy, Jamison Sliger, and Gerald Parish. – STEVEN LLOYD | THE STANDARD BANNER

White Pine Council’s plan to reinvigorate local youth sports programs received a huge boost last week in the form of a $140,000 Local Parks and Recreation Grant.

The state award will help the Town with a $280,000 project to resurface playing fields at Lions Park. It will also provide new LED lighting and handicapped accessible walkways.

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