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Jacksonville Recreation Center renamed in memory of former employee

PALESTINE, April 12, 2013--The Jacksonville Recreation Center will is soon to get a new name, Jacksonville City Manager Mo Raissi announced today.

The Center is to be renamed in memory of a dedicated employee who family members and fellow employees wish to honor. Stacey Hunter had been an employee for 19 years when he was killed in October of 2012.

“He was not just an employee for us, he was a good friend to me,” Raissi said. “I think lots of people in town had that same feeling about him.”

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with City Manager Raissi about plans for the facility, and the tribute. Click below to hear interview.

 

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