The Todd Community Preservation Organization was recently awarded a $7,000 grant from the Blue Ridge Heritage Area Partnership.

High Country Press reports the grant will be used for improvements and repairs to Cook Memorial Park in downtown historic Todd.

According to the report, upgrades will be made to the sound system used for the Todd Summer Concert series, as well for the refurbishment of existing structures and grounds, and the addition of a children’s dance floor, public Wi-Fi and a new grill.

The Todd Summer Concert series kicks off its 16th anniversary on June 15th with Amantha Mill. Other performers this year include Lucky Strikes, The King Bees, Wayne Henderson and Friends, The Tillers and Cane Mill Road.

For more information, get online to ToddNC.org.