[The Brazil Times nameplate] Partly Cloudy ~ 60°F  
High: 68°F ~ Low: 54°F
Friday, Apr. 29, 2016


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The proposed skate park in Craig Park received its first large contribution recently. Brazil Wal-Mart Manager Jeremy O'Leary presented a $1,000 donation to members of the Clay Community Skatepark Committee. (From left) O'Leary, Amee Embry (board member), Devin Gullett, Roberta Weliever (Project Coordinator) Josh Bowles, Nyle Lovett and Benjamin Harbison. Kimberly Gleason Photo.

Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on thebraziltimes.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

This really is a good cause to donate too. Instead of people and businesses griping (and sometimes rightfully so) why not help these kids get this thing going so they have some place to actually take their skateboards and get them off the streets and parking lots.

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 7:04 AM

Hi, my name is Josh Bowles and I have been a skateboarder for going on four years. You may have noticed me as the tall teenager in the donations photo. I really appreciate all the work that's going towards getting Brazil a skatepark, and the donation we received from Wal-Mart really helped, too. One thing I'm unsure about is the location of the skatepark. I feel that it should be located somewhere other than Craig Park because Craig Park is a rural part of Brazil. Thank You.

-- Posted by Skater4life on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 11:21 AM

I am glad to see this start to take shape. These kids need some place they can call their own instead of being in the streets, parking lots, & sidewalks.

-- Posted by th1953 on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 2:59 PM

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: