SMITHVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A group of ladies who all have the same thing in common are reaching out to enhance the county they call home.
They're the "Law Enforcement Wives of Monroe County."
After going door to door selling fence boards members of the Law Enforcement Wives of Monroe County have started building a fence.
The purpose of the fence board project is to help improve the aesthetics of a park and help bring back a popular tradition.
"We're just trying to get this started so we can help get the park back together and beautify the community," said Kim Woods, public relations director.
It's been several years since a Rod Brasfield festival at the park was held in Smithville, which is all the more reason why the Law Enforcement Wives of Monroe County are not only trying to generate revenue to bring the festival back, but to make sure it stays as a summertime tradition.
"It was a nice festival for people to come out and be together and fellowship together," adds April Wilbanks, President of Law Enforcement Wives of Monroe County. "We just thought that would be a good project to bring it back to the town considering what they have gone through."
The great memories of the festival by those who attended say it's one reason why they are volunteering with constructing and painting fence boards.
"The memories I have of the festival was the entertainment," adds Wilbanks. "The man they had playing as Rod Brasfield and Minnie Pearl. They put on great acts and that's the memories I have when I was younger. I would really like to see it come back."
The Law Enforcement Wives of Monroe County say they will continue to look for additional projects to make a positive difference.
"There's many other projects that we plan on doing with other communities in the county," adds Wilbanks. "This was just the start of one that we knew that we could get going."
Once this project is completed, the park should also be safer for kids to play.