Online Originals: Martin Co. volunteers build on outdoor project

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MARTIN CO. (WNCT) – People in Martin County are volunteering to help complete a new outdoor gathering space in Downtown Williamston by the end of the year. The project is moving forward despite the pandemic.

Many contractors involved in building projects are hitting the pause button on work because of COVID-19, but people in Martin County are hitting play… Because the play’s the thing with Williamston’s new outdoor theater space.

Volunteers from around the county turned out last weekend to clear out this space.

It was once home to a theater that burned down. But soon, it will be the center for a number of community activities.

The County is asking for sponsors and donors to take part in the building process.

Some could adopt a garden, or donate time or money. Below is a sketch of the eleven gardens to sponsor, each one a letter from the town “Williamston”. Currently, Downtown Williamston and the Arts Council will sponsor two of the gardens.

They’re also requesting quotes for the project. You can click here to read more information on how to apply.

The Executive Director of Martin County’s Chamber of Commerce says he’s grateful for all the support given to this project. Priority will be given to Martin County based businesses and Chamber members throughout the scope of this project.

“Every time I’m in the office I get a call asking, how can I help with something, and this is a project a lot of people are excited about.”

Chase Conner, Exec. Director Martin County Chamber of Commerce

Chase conner says there are endless opportunities for events in the new theater space, ranging from dances and concerts to outdoor bingo. The project is planned to be done by the end of the year. 

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