PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - Members of the Phenix City Council and family of Arthur L. Sumbry Sr. met Wednesday morning for a dedication ceremony.
Sumbry was a longtime Phenix City councilman who died nearly six years ago.
The ceremony took place at the corner of Seale Road and 5th Street South to dedicate a portion of 5th Street South as Arthur L. Sumbry Sr. Memorial Parkway.
Family members said they are honored by this opportunity.
“We’ve come here today to honor my grandfather with a memorial parkway and it’s truly a blessing,” said Sumbry’s granddaughter, Kendyl Sumbry-Tarver. “We’re really grateful for this opportunity. My grandfather has done so much for our community. He’s done so much for District 3 and it’s only right that they name a street after him.”
The project has been years in the making and the estimated cost of the dedication and ongoing project was over $1 million.