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VOTE: Tift Park vies for big money

Tift Park was heavily damaged by the Jan. 2 storm. (Source: WALB) Tift Park was heavily damaged by the Jan. 2 storm. (Source: WALB)
Just enter in your name and type Albany, Georgia in the location. (Source: WALB) Just enter in your name and type Albany, Georgia in the location. (Source: WALB)
The winning city will be announced in May. (Source: WALB) The winning city will be announced in May. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany park needs your help to get a $20,000 grant. 

Following January's storms Tift Park in Albany was destroyed. 

The hundred-year oak trees were thrown to the ground, canopies were ripped apart and the tennis courts can no longer be enjoyed. 

The park used to be home to the Tift Park Community farmer's market on Saturdays in the spring and summer. 

Now, the market has had to move to a parking lot. 

Friends of Tift Park Chairman Steve Brimberry believes a grant from the national recreation and parks association can restore the park 

The only problem is Albany needs votes to win the grant. Many trees and limbs came down, and a lot of the equipment at the park, was damaged or destroyed.

"If it's spent right it could give the Tift Park Community Market a permanent home. We would like to help the city re-purpose the tennis courts and kind of take half and make a permanent shelter so we would never have to close the market," said Brimberry.

Now you have a chance to help. You can go online and vote at 'meet me at the park' to give Tift Park a $20,000 transformation!

Every day of April, you can vote to help our park.

You will also be entered for a chance to win a tablet.

If would like help, you can CLICK HERE to vote

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