Red Level mayor: Rain was boost

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 23, 2013

What some might have called a curse when the rain wrecked havoc with the 2013 Babe Ruth World Series games, those in Red Level thought was a blessing in disguise on two fronts. First – it allowed play to continue; and secondly – it put a positive spotlight on the town, Mayor Willie Hendrix said Thursday.

“I’m very happy that Red Level could accommodate the World Series games,” he said. “I feel it is very important that these small town communities work together.

“In addition, I want to see our recreation park become a place for our kids to go, to be able to enjoy in a family oriented environment,” he said. “I want people to see what I see – that Red Level still has a lot to offer and a lot of potential. We’re working hard to help everyone see that.”

The town is in the process of updating the park, located on Recreation Road, he said.

the town hosts a basketball tournament in September.

“We’re in the process of sprucing up the park, which is located on Recreation Road, just off Hwy. 55,” he said. “We have a basketball court now, that kids have been enjoying all summer, and the tennis and volleyball courts are in the works.”

And the area of sports isn’t the only thing that Red Level is concentrating on, Hendrix said.

“We’ve done things like refurbish our water tanks and replace our old water meters with a new radial meter system,” he said. “We’re looking for businesses to locate in our 32-acre industrial park on Hwy. 55 and anything we can do to bring life into Red Level.”

Hendrix said he wanted to remind locals that Crystal Springs Park has swings, tables and pavilions, a barbeque pit and a stage with electricity that can also be rented out for events.

He said those wanting more information on all things Red Level should contact town hall Monday through Thursday at 334-469-5351.