Bartholomew: Call reps

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 2, 2013

“Let your voice be heard,” was the advice Opp officials gave area residents about possible funding cuts at Lake Frank Jackson State Park.

The council’s announcement came after state parks’ officials said last week that slacking revenues could mean a cut in park personnel and operating hours; however, Mayor John Bartholomew urged residents Monday to contact local legislators, Rep. Mike Jones and Sen. Jimmy Holley, protesting the cuts.

“That park is such an asset to Opp,” Bartholomew said. “It would hurt us so bad if it were to close both in terms of services to the public and in sales tax revenue. The only way we can save our lake is by our voices being heard. With that I say call our representatives and anyone you think of that influence the park’s funding.

“That lake is important to all of us,” he said.