Building a Legacy at Fort Martin

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Woodworth, La. – (April 26, 2019) – RoyOMartin has partnered with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry for the construction of a children’s playground at Indian Creek Recreation Area in Woodworth, Louisiana. Located 15 miles south of the company’s corporate headquarters in Alexandria, this park is a popular destination for fishing, hiking, biking, and camping. While some basic playground equipment was already on site, Fort Martin—as the new spot would be named—was intended to provide a safer, larger, and more modern space in which young children could play.

RoyOMartin’s involvement in this project consisted of helping design the playground equipment, supplying the wood needed for construction, and overseeing its installation at the site. Bobby Byrd, director of OSB sales and marketing, teamed up with the organization’s construction group and volunteers to bring Fort Martin to life. YellaWood® donated the majority of the lumber used in construction.

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said, “We want to thank RoyOMartin for stepping up to the plate and providing funding for a much needed playground at Indian Creek Recreation Area that will be enjoyed by thousands of children. We are so grateful for this partnership. There are no words that can express the looks on the faces of the many children who will be smiling because of the wonderful new playground equipment.”

“We were happy to see this project come to fruition and support our local community through this effort,” stated Byrd.

A ribbon-cutting for Fort Martin will take place on Monday, June 17, 2019.

Photographs courtesy of LDAF. To view additional photographs of the playground, visit Indian Creek Recreation Area’s Facebook page.


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