Ground breaks on $62K amphitheater project

Julye Keeble

Staff writer

After the Rotary Club of Uvalde raised more than $62,000, the Memorial Park Amphitheater project is finally becoming a reality. Four tiers of seating providing space for 200 people and a lighted stage, which will measure 64 feet by 44 feet wide, will be complete by December.

Uvalde Police Department Chief Daniel Rodriguez was the guest speaker at the groundbreaking for the Memorial Park Amphitheater, held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the park space behind the Willie De Leon Civic Center.

Rodriguez said the amphitheater will promote positive things for people of all ages in the community. He committed to protect and serve by providing police presence during any and all events held there. He thanked the Rotary Club of Uvalde for the hard work they did to raise funds, and thanked engineers and city of Uvalde staff for support of the project. Rodriguez said he can’t wait to be part of events held in the new space.

The amphitheater has been a project of the Uvalde Rotary Club, spearheaded by Richard Whipple, for more than a decade, with a hard push for the last two years. Though Whipple was traveling out of the country, Rotarian host Susan Rios attributed the success of the project to his efforts.


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