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Greenville wasn#039;t built in a day

Recently, a native of Greenville commented that he loved Greenville very much but what he didn't like most about living here as a child was that there was never anything to do

no movie theater, no bowling alley, no mall.

And unfortunately, the once-resident was right, but he's only right for now.

At Monday's regular meeting of the Greenville City Council, the council approved the installation of lights at the skate park that is located adjacent to the YMCA.

Mayor Dexter McLendon and the council realize that currently there is not much for kids to do in Greenville, but they (the city) are working on it.

The addition of the skate park is a great one for kids in the Camellia City. Even if the younger generation does not skateboard or rollerblade, it still gives them a place to hang out and convene with their friends in the afternoons and weekends.

Part of the reason McLendon asked for the installation of the lights to be approved is that it gets dark so early, and kids just don't have enough time to get home and get some exercise before sundown.

But the mayor and the council are continually working on trying to bring in recreational activities for the younger folks, and even the older ones.

The hopeful addition of a movie theater, a bowling alley and laser tag will bring more of a variety of things for residents to do, but it will take time.

Remember, Rome wasn't built in the day, and neither was Greenville.