BY GINA KINSLOW firstname.lastname@example.org
CAVE CITY — A group of about 15 people turned out for a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss projects and events for the upcoming summer and fall.
Some of the ideas discussed were monthly, summer concerts, a Fourth of July Parade and continuation of Cave City Proud Days.
“One thing we are including is we are going to try to expand our community garden,” said Mayor Dwayne Hatcher. “We have some folks who have consented to let us use some of their land.”
The community garden project is being spearheaded by Councilman Gary “Doc” Hogan.
“We are probably gong to try to increase the number of plots we have down at E.P. Terry Estates,” Hogan said, adding there is also plans to till a few acres for the planting of fruits and vegetables, such as sweet corn, watermelons and cantaloupes, that can’t be easily grown in garden boxes. “We found someone who is going to let us use their land. The city is going to provide some of the equipment (for the garden).”
The project will not only help reduce grocery bills for E.P.Terry residents, but Hogan said it will also provide them with a more healthy diet.
He would like for the project to be a learning experience for children, so they may understand that their food doesn’t come just from the grocery store.
“We are taking orders from people of what they are wanting to grow,” Hogan said.
He urges those wanting to participate to contact Cave City City Hall at 270-773-2188.
There are plans for another town hall meeting, which has been scheduled for 6 p.m. on March 9. The location for the meeting will be announced at a later date.