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Parks department using shutdown to refresh community center in Greenwood

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Posted at 11:29 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 23:29:06-04

GREENWOOD — The city of Greenwood is striking a balance during the novel coronavirus pandemic. While the city's recreational facilities are closed, workers have several new missions.

One of those new missions — virtual bingo. The Greenwood Park Department every day at 3 p.m. takes to Facebook for a live activity for those stuck in their homes due to COVID-19.

The parks department is also finding ways to keep its employees receiving a paycheck. All those maintenance projects once delayed are now in full swing.

Stephanie Jarrett would normally be working the front desk.

"You got to make sacrifices during this time," Jarrett said. "If painting, I'll do it, you know. I may not go to the bar right now but I can come into work. I think people need to be more open to doing it, you have to clean then clean."

It's an opportunity to spruce up the facility.

"An opportunity for us to refresh the facility," Parks Director Rob Taggart said. "It's a newly renovated facility so we'd like to keep things updated and modern."

On any given day about 1,000 people use the Greenwood Community Center. These crews will continue to spruce up the building until all those folks make a return.