Floyd Field dedication set for Saturday
by Marie Nesmith
Feb 28, 2014 | 596 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In honor of their countless contributions to the city of Euharlee, Henry and Teena Floyd will soon have a ballfield bearing their name. On Saturday at 3 p.m., ballfield No. 2 at Joe Cowan Park — 100 Euharlee Five Forks Road — will be dedicated in their honor, receiving the title Floyd Field.

“They’re longtime residents of the city. They have helped us over the years and just been supportive of our city initiatives, particularly in recreation,” Euharlee City Manager Trish Sullivan said, referring to the Floyds, who also own Ladds Farm Supply. “When we’ve had things at the park, their business has just been really supportive of us. They’re good examples in the community and we wanted to honor the people of Euharlee that have done their best for Euharlee.”

For the Floyds, who prefer to remain anonymous with their service work, the field dedication is an honor.

“We were thrilled and honored,” Teena Floyd said. “It did [come as a surprise]. We didn’t know anything about it until they called us and told us that it was happening.

“We’ve lived [in Euharlee] a long time. We’ve lived there for 40 years. We go to church there and we like to be a part of the community [by helping out in] different ways. We don’t really want to advertise or broadcast it. We don’t want to brag about it. But anything that we can help them out [with, we will]. If they needed equipment, trailers, tractors for their events and things like that — just whatever came along that we could help them with.”