LAINGSBURG — What began as a distant dream in the early 2000s is now starting to take shape in McClintock Park — an amphitheater is finally coming to Laingsburg.
City officials and area residents with ceremonial shovels gathered at the park Wednesday to break ground on the project, though they were admittedly a little late to the party; earthwork for the more than $500,000 entertainment venue is already underway.
Once complete, the amphitheater will consist of a wooden bandshell northeast of McClintock Park’s existing pavilion, according to Clerk/Treasurer Paula Willoughby. A small parking lot is also included in the development, she said, along with some trail work to accommodate the new space.
Wednesday, Willoughby, who has been a driving force in the project from the beginning, helping the city to secure thousands of grant dollars in support of the initiative, said she was overwhelmed by the amount of community support for the…