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Home Depot awards grant to AP Housing Authority

AVON PARK - The Avon Park Housing Authority recently was awarded a grant for $4,000 to convert an unused, abandoned shuffleboard court behind the authority's Delaney Heights Community Center to a gazebo-style common space for residents' leisure gatherings.

The funding provided by The Home Depot Foundation will go toward paying for project materials, and supplies and labor provided by the Sebring Home Depot Store employee volunteers.

"Being able to assist the authority in this worthwhile project that will serve to compliment their efforts in helping area veterans is certainly in keeping with our commitment to community here at Home Depot" said Troy Doty, Sebring store manager.

The authority also provides space in the Delaney Heights community to the Lakeland Veterans Center that provides clinical intervention counseling to local area veterans and their families.

Veterans Veranda, as it will be called, will be a place for veterans to reflect and commune during counseling sessions, as well as intermingle with fellow veterans that reside within Delaney Heights," said Jessie Coulter, Vet Center team leader.

Veranda rising day is scheduled to begin Monday and expected to last through mid-afternoon. The project is located directly behind the Delaney Heights Community Center at 541 Alton St. Veterans and the public are invited.