The Caddo Herald
May 23, 1924
City Park to be Made Near Depot
The Civic Committee reported to the Lions Club Tuesday their plans for establishing a city park and tourist camp ground.
Enough land has been secured in the grove just west of the depot for this purpose. It will be cleaned, fenced, and improved. Seats and tables, as well as lights and water, will be provided. Work will begin on it right away.
The Civic Club and Woman’s Club have volunteered the assistance of the ladies so that the plan is sure to be successful.
This park will be for everybody to use, but for none to abuse. Tourists will be welcome to its privileges. Picnic parties can be had at any time. On large occasions a mammoth picnic may be held. It will not be used for commercial gain.
Caddo has long needed such a place, and when the Clubs get to work and make the place habitable, it will be a ground that the town may well be proud of.
Citizens have begun also to clean the town of trash and rubbish. This is where everybody can help. If each family keeps their own place clean the town will look much better. Merchants and clerks cleaned Buffalo street Tuesday morning. Looks better and is better. There are lots of weeds to be cut. It is better to cut them now voluntarily than it is to have the officers compel it.
We ought to have civic pride enough to make us keep the town presentable at all times.
For the alleys back of the stores cans should be provided . These will be filled from day to day with the refuse and trash.
June 27, 1924
Tuesday evening the Methodist ladies gave a celebration at the City Park, it being the first formal use made of the new institution. The ladies had cream and cake and sandwiches for sale. And their patronage was very good.
An immense crowd was present, the number being estimated at 1,000. There were visitors from almost everywhere, and all entered into the community spirit of enjoyment and good feeling. Such meetings are productive of much good, as the folks get better acquainted and they enjoy the hour or two of outing to the limit, and the expense is small. The ladies took in about $35. They contributed $10 of this to the Lions Club, who are championing the Park.
A sing-song, conducted by Mrs. C.A. Bilbo, was very much enjoyed and enthusiastically entered into by those present.
Then all the candidates for office were given an opportunity to speak. They were introduced by Guy A. Crossett and told of their several ambitions to serve the people.
The younger folks enjoyed the games, swings, etc. which had been placed for their delight.
Almost every evening there are numbers of people who take supper in the park and who are enjoying the playground. Also quite a number of auto tourists already have stopped there.