Elberta park name to be changed

By CATHY HIGGINS Onlooker Editor onlooker@gulfcoastnewspapers.com
Posted 10/18/13

ELBERTA, Ala. — Just a week after it was dedicated, Elberta’s children’s park has a new name.

During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Town Council voted to change the name of the newly refurbished park to Centennial Kids Park. That vote …

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Elberta park name to be changed

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ELBERTA, Ala. — Just a week after it was dedicated, Elberta’s children’s park has a new name.

During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Town Council voted to change the name of the newly refurbished park to Centennial Kids Park. That vote came when Councilman Don Koontz pointed out that at last week’s dedication, several town officials and attendees questioned the name, Centennial Bank Park, with the colors and logo of Centennial Bank.

The discussion recapped that the Bank was one sponsor of the park, contributing $2,500 and that the council had previously settled on the name Centennial Park, as the park sits on Centennial Square. Since the bank made its contribution, the sample of the sign was taken to bank officials to review. Those officials then up their own corporate channels, and subsequently requested that the sign and name be Centennial Bank Park. However, Tuesday night council members agreed that it is a town park, and should not infer that it was a sole project of the bank.

“I think it was just a misunderstanding,” Councilmam Jim Hamby said.

In conjunction with Tuesday’s vote, the council agreed to offer to return Centennial Bank’s donation.