Schools, Little League Talking About More Fields At North Davie
Published 12:00 am Monday, November 28, 2011
By Beth Cassidy
Farmington resident Eddie Leagans wants the school board to keep the land off Farmington Road that has already been tapped for a new high school, and he told the board at their meeting last week, during the public comments portion, “Don’t let that land go back [to the county.] There’s land for a park that’s already been donated three miles from there.”
The land Leagans referred to is 65 acres, formerly part of the Enos Calvin Smith farm, that was donated in January 2007 by Louis C. and Martha M. Smith to the Farmington Community Association. It is adjacent to and behind the community center.
Laura Mathis, executive director of the Farmington Community Center, said when Smith donated the land, it was with expectations the land “would always be available to people of all ages to enjoy.”
As a young boy, Smith played on the acres he envisioned other children and adults would enjoy the way he had, fishing, hiking and enjoying wildlife. Smith told her he did not want the land being used for a ballpark, but then …