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Groundbreaking ceremony for River Region Freedom Park

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Officials with the Montgomery Area of Commerce joined business and community leaders for a groundbreaking of Freedom Park.

The Freedom Park groundbreaking ceremony marks the construction of the park which will be located on the grounds of Maxwell Air Force Base, a gathering place for member of the military and their families.

"For decades our service members and their families have enriched this community as neighbors, volunteers and civic leaders," said Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Horace H. Horn Jr. "We owe them a debt of gratitude for what they've done locally, and most importantly, for the sacrifices they make in defending our nation and our freedoms. River Region Freedom Park is just one small way we can say thank you."

The construction of the park results from public and private partnerships among the River Region government and business entities. The initial grant of $100,000, committed from the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will fund the project. An additional $100,000 received from contributions makes the amount half of the fundraising goal of $400,000.

If you would like to make a donation to further help the project you can contact the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation at (334) 240-9423.

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