CHIPLEY – Habitat for Humanity, The City of Chipley and the Washington County Historical Society came together to dedicate the ‘Hub of Chipley’ and host a ribbon cutting on Saturday, September 11, for the newly constructed gazebo at the Chipley Farmer’s Market.
The reconstruction of the gazebo began on July 10 and will be completed this week, all that remains is the placing of rails and ramps that will make the structure ADA accessible.
The birdhouse that sat atop the original structure was refurbished and donated to the Washington County Historical Society for preservation.
The proposal was first made to members of Chipley City Council earlier this year by Habitat’s Executive Director Carmen D. Smith and came at no cost to the City of Chipley or taxpayers.
Chipley Mayor Tracy Andrews called the gazebo the ‘Hub of Chipley’. “Many events, including weddings, photo shoots and the annual Christmas Fest happens here,” said Andrews. "There are times when this place is one of rest, it truly is the ‘Hub of Chipley’.”