By Meagan Hurley
June 28 marked the official ribbon cutting of Doris Wigington Park, named for the former Jasper City Council member.
Wife of former council member Bill Wigington, Doris took the place of her husband on the council upon his
death in 2000 and remained on council until her own death in 2007. Having always wanted to transform the vacant land off Lumber Company Road and Gennett Drive into a park, the city named the park in her honor.
The park, which primarily features walking trails, took a total of two years to complete. The city employees, along with the mayor and city council members, made the project possible once a $100,000 grant was obtained.