About $12,000 was needed for the work

Repairs have been completed to the Harlowe Community picnic shelter after the Craven County Board of Commissioners committed nearly $12,000 for the work.

The covered shelter has four picnic tables and restroom facilities and is located next to the playground at the Godette Community Center on Godette School Road.

The work included repairs to termite damage and rot, repairs to hinges on the metal bathroom doors and new water spigots.

The community uses the site for cookouts, family gatherings, local Pop Warner Football teams and Little League baseball.

“This is a picnic shelter for all of the people in the community to utilize to cook food, have birthday parties, have meetings and enjoy themselves and just have a good time,” said Craven County Commissioner Theron McCabe, who represents the area.

Other recent repairs at the site include installation of break-away goals on the basketball court and new paint on the courts. Benches have been installed around the court and the playground. Mats were added to the playground so the ground does not get gouged out by the children.

“We need more playground equipment,” McCabe said. “I’m going to try to work on that.”