Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Marks Project has spent 2020 bringing quality-of-life improvements and opportunities to the residents of Quitman County. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take the time to review what the Marks Project has been up to over the last 12 months in the areas of recreation, education and job training, and community partnerships.
Education and Job Training
Additional classes will be added as COVID numbers decrease. The Marks Project secured a quarter million dollar grant to renovate the Quitman County Career Center, and we are excited about expanding the workforce training that both Coahoma and Northwest community colleges are providing to Quitman County residents.
Special thanks to Mayor Joe Shegog, Robert Mehrle and the team of volunteers for their efforts in helping provide Coach Lin Riley and his 49ers a newly sodded field, complete with a goal post and bleachers.
Just this month, we completed the last major phase of our park project– a football field for our beloved 49’ers, a county-wide middle school team. This project was a cooperative effort between city, county, and local volunteers who did an amazing job to bring in all the components and shape this field into a beautiful venue for our young athletes and their Coach Lin Riley, who represent our county with dignity and pride. We are seeking funding for nicer restrooms and hopefully a pavilion.