Congrats ... Anniston Parks and Recreation Department received award

Anniston PARD employees left to right are Joe Hoffman, Robin Brothers and La’Ray Williams.

The Anniston Parks and Recreation Department in January received the 2017 Innovative Program/Special Event of the Year award from the Alabama Recreation & Parks Association during the organization’s annual banquet in Tuscaloosa. The award recognizes programs, activities and special events that demonstrate exceptional innovation in design, presentation and implementation in parks and recreation programs throughout Alabama. One award is give per year.

Anniston PARD’s #CommitToHealth program, made possible by the Healthy Out of School Time Grant through the National Recreation and Parks Association and the Walmart Foundation, was recognized for delivering nutrition education and literacy to more than 1,400 children during after school programs at the Aquatic and Fitness Center and city community centers during 2017.