Lock 6 In Sawyerville

By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Bryn Caswell and WVUA 23 Web Coordinator Lena Paradiso

Sawyerville celebrated their fourth annual Lock 6 River Festival Saturday.

All proceeds are going toward efforts to revitalize Lock 6 on the Black Warrior River.

“The park needed to be revitalized, so we got with the corps of engineers and worked with them. They provided us with two grills and picnic tables and we are in the process of working with them to get some other amenities here,” said River Festival Coordinator Mary Thomas.

Their goal is building a pavilion, but for the day it was about showing the community that this space is here for them.

“If you don’t use it you lose it,” said event coordinator Ada Webb. “One of the things we wanted to push in our community is that our natural resources are right here for you. The Black Warrior River is one of the greatest natural resources in our community.”

The one goal in mind for this event was unity.

The Sawyerville community group plans to continue events like this, including a possible fishing tournament and education seminars on water and boat safety for children

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