Community celebrates new amphitheater in Murray

It all started with a dream and a slab of concrete.

Keith Travis and other Rotary Club members in Murray, Kentucky, wanted to build a place where people could go and enjoy the arts.

"A few months ago when we envisioned this project, I don’t think we truly understood the magnitude of the undertaking we were embarking upon," says Travis.

With only $20,000 to contribute, they reached out to the community for some help, and the people answered with $148,000.

"(They are) a collection of people in this area that wanted to see it become a reality," says Travis.

Construction of an amphitheater in Murray’s Central Park took about four weeks. Workers put on the final touches Wednesday night, and on Thursday they celebrated with a ribbon cutting.

"It will not only be a benefit to the community, but it will be a revenue producer for the parks system," says Travis. "So, it’s a gift that keeps on giving."

The Rotary Club of Murray is already working on phase 2 of the project, which includes dressing rooms, storage, landscaping and a paved driveway. If you want to help, click here

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