CHAPARRAL EDUCATIONAL CAMP GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR SATURDAY, 10-28

CHAPARRAL EDUCATIONAL CAMP GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR SATURDAY, 10-28

The community of Chaparral is expected to turn out in large numbers Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, for the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Doña Ana County Recreational Complex and Educational Camp north of Lisa Drive at the intersection of Cole Road.
The event is co-hosted by Doña Ana County Commissioner Joseph Cervantes, who represents District 3 on the County Commission, and by Rep. Delores Wright, who represents District 52 in the New Mexico Legislature.
The groundbreaking ceremony will precede the first phase of the project, which will include four basketball courts, two tennis courts and two volleyball pits, as well as paths designated for walking, biking and in-line skating. Parking and picnic areas also will be constructed in Phase I.
The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and will be punctuated by brief remarks from area dignitaries, as well as live entertainment, a variety of activities and food and beverages. The ceremony and activities are scheduled to run until 3 p.m.
County Manager Judy Price said she expects a large and enthusiastic turnout for the event, and she said the majority of the credit for brining the facility to fruition in Chaparral goes to Wright, who has secured legislative funding for the facility. Price added that Doña Ana County will apply for another $400,000 in Community Development Block Grants this year to support the camp, in addition to providing administrative support and maintenance.
“This camp represents a dream that Rep. Wright had for the community of Chaparral,” Price said. “We’re eager to become working partners in the project as construction gets underway in Phase I, and we hope people from all over Doña Ana County will turn out Saturday to see the beginnings of a project that will benefit youth not only in the community of Chaparral, but also from communities who send teams to Chaparral to compete in sporting events. This is an excellent use of taxpayer resources to strengthen a community in a positive and pro-active manner.”
For more information about the groundbreaking event, call the Doña Ana County Public Information Office at (505) 647-7229 or toll-free from outside Las Cruces at 877-827-7200, extension 7229.