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Posted on Friday, January 5, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Did You Know – Rec Edition

In 1952 the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce decided to promote and build a recreational facility. Preston Hopkins chaired a committee to raise funds for the Marshall County Recreation Center. Hopkins made a list of 28 people and asked them to give $1000.00 each toward the campaign. When this money was raised, others in the community wanted to help with the project. The total cash collected was $130,000. The facility was built on 80 acres of land that was donated by the stockholders of a private country club that never materialized. The architect and contractor donated their labor and all the materials were purchased at cost. For the next 20 years the Chamber maintained the facility which included a swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, clubhouse, picnic area, and playground. The Marshall County Recreation Center is now operated and maintained by the City of Lewisburg.