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Pavilion being built at Put-In Creek

A pavilion is now under construction at Put-In Creek Park in downtown Mathews, thanks to the efforts of the Mathews Main Street Committee, Dennis Baker of Bavon, and other private citizens who contributed to the project.

The 46’x21’ wooden structure, which is modeled after the old Tabernacle on Tabernacle Road, said Mathews Main Street chair Bette Dillehay, sits on a concrete platform left over from the former HRSD sanitation facility. Once completed by contractor Joe Perdue, it will be open to the public daily, but can be reserved for both public and private special occasions.

Dillehay said the space will also be used by the Mathews Farmers’ Market, possibly for seafood vendors. Besides the building, the project calls for landscaping, including walkways that will integrate with upcoming improvements to sidewalks slated to be made under a Community Development Block Grant the county was awarded several years ago.

Baker said he’s proud that the $19,000 pavilio...

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