Tanglewood Park sees Powerful improvements

By Charlie Benton

Public Affairs Intern

Tanglewood Park in west Biloxi is looking better these days because of the work of a group of Mississippi Power workers.

The workers, who gathered at the park Wednesday morning, painted a free-throw line on the basketball court, painted the basketball goal red, pressure washed and painted playground equipment and refurbished a swing set. The park is located at 348 Park Drive.

The project was done as part of Mississippi Power Community Connection, an outreach and community service initiative of Mississippi Power.

“Our employees live and work on the Coast,” said Stephen Schruff, the Biloxi District Manager for Mississippi Power. “We look for opportunities to make the Coast a better place for citizens to raise their families.”

This project also is an example of Parks and Recreation Director Sherry Bell’s effort to make every park in Biloxi a neighborhood park, involving local groups in helping maintain and improve parks throughout the city.

“We’ve been working with Sherry Bell and Project Coordinator Randy Jenkins for some time now,” Schruff said. “Earlier this year, we did some work at Henry Beck Park. Sherry approached us about the Tanglewood Park project” Schruff said.

“We’re always looking for businesses or civic groups who want to make a difference in helping make their community a better place,” Bell said. “These efforts make a big difference.” Those interested may contact Bell at cbell@biloxi.ms.us or 228-388-7170.
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