BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Town of Hatfield received a $16,400 grant from the Arkansas Blue Cross’ Blue and You Foundation at their monthly meeting on Monday, January 16, 2017. Hatfield Mayor Linda Denton and the Hatfield Town Council accepted the grant from Ginger Hamrick of the Blue and You Foundation.
The funds will be used to create an outdoor exercise area at Hatfield City Park. There will be six stations installed and Mayor Denton hopes to have it ready for public use very soon. The six stations to be installed are a Dual Hip station, Dual Abductor station, Ab station, Tri-Fitness station, Stepper-Bike station, and a Dual Air Walker.
“We’re excited because now there will be something different we can do without having to travel to a gym and we’ll be in the great outdoors with all the fresh air,” said Mayor Denton.
She also hopes the equipment will be installed within the month; however, weather will play a factor. “The equipment is ordered and they said it would be a couple of weeks before we get it. So hopefully we will have it installed within the month if the weather cooperates.”