Efforts Continue to Beautify Downtown

The newest addition to Monument Park in downtown Meridian was unveiled Thursday.

A few of the engraved brick pavers were on display. Each brick can be engraved in memory of a loved one.

The city has sold around one hundred of these bricks; however they still have seven hundred to sell. The cost is $50.

Monument Park Brick Paver order forms are available in area downtown businesses and online at www.meridianms.org; www.embdc.org and www.meridiandowntown.com.

Monument Park is one of two downtown parks the city is currently developing.

The city of Meridian and its residents are working hard to revitalize and beautify downtown.

"We have so many wonderful projects going on in Meridian, and we want everybody to come to the party and to be a part of helping us grow Meridian and want all the partners we can," said Mayor Cheri Barry.

Hours of volunteer work is going into Monument Park. It's beginning to show what can happen when a community comes together.

"Paul Nuckolls is such a gem to this community, and has given so many different agencies along with the city of Meridian in moving forward with this project," said Barry.

"I thought it a prudent thing to do," said Nuckolls. "If the city wants it, just make a donation. "

Nuckolls said these these pieces of property are just a small gift to the city of Meridian, but he says it could be something that catches on.

"People will become more involved as time goes on," he said. "I think it's not a contagious thing, but you see things happening and I think that's good, because we have been somewhat dead and dormant for a period of time."

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