JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Nearing 100 years of service, the Rotary Club of Jonesboro celebrated Tuesday with a gift to the city.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Centennial Plaza on the corner of Monroe and Church streets in downtown Jonesboro.
The plaza will be an open-air venue that will provide new entertainment opportunities for the city.
"We are not only revitalizing the park area here but we are really revitalizing our mission of what we want to do for downtown," Mayor Harold Perrin said. "This is a big kick and a big start to do that. Once this is done and the road is closed for safety, you are going to see a lot of events here, performing arts, all types of things."
Jonesboro High School Interact Club member and Rotary Club member Zavier Roberts said he is excited to see the plaza come to fruition and is working to get the funding for the new plaza.
"Hopefully we can start a few fundraisers and help get money for Rotary and do some great things with it," Roberts said.
The project will also include a historical tribute to Hotel Noble with a replica of the original entrance.