Local businesses help update community spot

Local businesses help update community spot

IMBODEN, AR (KAIT) -A local town has reeled in big bucks to improve a popular fishing hole.

The Fishing Pond in Imboden is a project the city has been working to improve for a while now.

The pond was built in 2005, and Imboden Public Works Director Nick Bagwell said it’s a place that a lot of families enjoy.

In the past few years, the city has added picnic tables and canopies, but Bagwell said they want to do more.

“The mayor and the council decided if we were going to keep the pond up, we need to just take care of it ourselves.” said Bagwell.

They decided to get local businesses involved, and asked for sponsor donations to help make the improvements.

“We’re really hoping to have the pond to where we can have kid’s fishing derbies, youth fishing derbies and just a place where parents can bring their kids on an afternoon just to fish and enjoy the afternoon.” said Bagwell.

Since asking for donations earlier this month, more than 25 local businesses have contributed to the pond’s upgrade.

Bagwell said they hope to add more gravel to their parking and make a few more upgrades with the donations.

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