Cecilton just got an injection of community spirit.
The town's new town administrator Mary Cooper is working to develop a sense of unity in the community.
Cooper kicked things off with the town's first ever Fall/Halloween Decorating Contest. Town officials asked residents to decorate front yards and porches for judging. Then two winners, one for fall, and one for Halloween will be chosen.
The winners will receive Visa gift cards. The prizes are funded by the town. "We wanted to come up with things that keep people excited about the community," said Cooper.
There will also be a decorating contest for the winter holidays.
Cooper said those are just her preliminary plans. Next spring and summer she plans to bring both music and movies to the park. "We are getting things started that we haven't had in the past. The community organizations and businesses will be asked to support these," said Cooper.
In other business from Cecilton:
• Crews were in the park last week installing the exercise stations. The 10 fitness stations are part of the fitness trail in the park. These include an exercise bike, stretching station, leg press, parallel bars, ski walker and more.