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Park dedication to be held in Snodderly's honor

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By Charlotte Underwood

Ken Snodderly was a man who, according to his wife, loved both the city of LaFollette and children, so it is only fitting that a park be dedicated in his honor.

The City of LaFollette Parks and Recreation is dedicating the soccer field as Ken Snodderly Park on June 26 at 10 a.m.

“It’s long overdue,” said LaFollette Parks and Recreation Director Johnny Byrge.

He said Snodderly was instrumental in getting the soccer program started.

“Ken played a real important part from early on and had a real interest in the soccer program,” Byrge said. Byrge said he was excited to finally hold this dedication in Snodderly’s honor.

The dedication will be a family affair, with Snodderly’s wife, children and grandchildren attending the ceremony.

“It’s quite an honor, we’re all very excited,” said Betty Snodderly. She is also excited that her family will be visiting and that her grandson Cooper will be participating in the dedication for his grandfather.

“Ken loved the city and he loved children, so he put it together and you have got a park,” Snodderly said.

The park is located behind the new LaFollette Elementary School on Back Valley Road; for directions, follow signs from the LaFollette Middle School. Light refreshments will be served.