Gleason Rotary Partners with Locals to Build Emergency Helipad
(GLEASON) — As the final stages of planning come to a conclusion, the Gleason Rotary Club has partnered with the Gleason Downtown Revitalization Committee and Imerys Ceramics / Kentucky-Tennessee Clay Company to procure the needed finances to construct an emergency helipad.
Both groups made generous financial contributions toward the club’s helipad. Club President-elect Jason Martin and District 6760 Governor Chuck Barnett bestowed on the Gleason Downtown Revitalization Committee and Imerys Ceramics the honorary title of “Friends of Rotary.”
Martin said both groups were eager to work with the club. “When we made the call to see if the Revitalization Committee and Imerys would make a donation, their response were, ‘yes, how much do you need.’ It has been an amazing process to watch this community come together to help in the construction of the helipad.”
Construction of the helipad is scheduled to commence the first week of May. The Gleason Rotary Club accepted a bid from Casey Toombs Concrete build the helipad. The land was provided by the city and will be located adjacent to water department building with the access drive on Summer Street.