Jeff Brown, Mayoral Candidate for De Queen, AR! October 18 the De Queen Bee reported, "Brown also feels the city needs more recreation, not just for youth, but for the adults that reside here. He said he would like to see the city be able to build some soccer fields in the future and possibly build a recreation center for families. 'Not just the youth but adults as well,' he said." So excited to see this as Jeff's passions and goals! We need a facility desperately!

I live in Horatio. Sure wish I could vote for you, Jeff! My husband and I both have significant health problems and we cannot exercise, even walking, in any degree of heat/humidity at all. Any exercise has to be in a cool environment. I would like to see some sort of swimming pool in this facility. One of the best therapies for a multitude of adult health issues is aquatic exercise, but again the pool has to be enclosed in a climate controlled area.

I have a suggestion that CCCUA partner with the city to make this happen. Perhaps the facility could be on the college campus? Perhaps the staff of the facility could be students from CCCUA working toward tuition in lieu of pay? The college could offer discount rates to students, staff and their families.

Discounts to our senior citizens and veterans, too! Staff and students could utilize the facility during their work/school day; great way to promote health/wellness. Monies are available.

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