Residents Support Idea For More Youth Sports Fields
Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2011
By Mike Barnhardt
Davie County needs more youth football fields, more fields for baseball and softball games. Cyclists want dedicated bike roads and paths. Senior citizens want places to participate in senior games.
County commissioners held a town-hall style meeting last week to discuss recreation. They heard from the volunteer coaches and parents of those youth teams, from seniors and from cyclists.
Teresa Cookson of Mocksville supports the idea of expanding fields at the Davie Youth Complex, and called earlier remarks from Commissioner Richard Poindexter “disheartening.” He had said that parks attracted the wrong type of people such as child molesters.
She pointed out that Mocksville’s Rich Park is adjacent to Mocksville Elementary School. No problems have been reported. His comments about Davie’s crime rate were misleading, she said …