Littleville’s first community center ready in time for Bluegrass Festival

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LITTLEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Littleville is a town that really holds true to its name, and for the first time, the small community has a place to gather together.

Councilman Don Pennington said the debate over whether or not to build the Littleville community center ended after a trip to Tennessee with Mayor Kenneth Copeland.

“When we got back we decided that that was a good thing to do,” said Pennington.

Pennington is also over the town’s park and recreation department. He said the idea was to turn an old storage building they already owned into their first community center.

It was an effort out it completely by community members themselves.

“It took us about three weeks to get it to where we could open it up and have anything in it that we needed to,” explained Mayor Copeland. “We are very proud.”

Overall, they said the idea took more than a year and a lot of hard work. It was about a $35,000 renovation.

“The town didn’t have to pay for anything because we got it all for donations and grants,” added Pennington. “We’re really proud of what’s gone into it.”

The sentiment runs even deeper with Mayor Copeland. After 15 years, he said he is planning to resign in late October.

“I’ve had a good run for the past 15 years and two terms on the council.”

Copland said he looks at this successful community project as the perfect going away present.

The community is invited to first event planned at the community center, the Bluegrass Festival. That is planned for the second Saturday in October.