Parks and Rec announces mascots and their origin stories

Parky the squirrel and Rex the retriever are now the official mascots of Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation. There have been many rumors about how Parky and Rex ended up at RFPRA, but the best were told by two Unity Christian School fourth grade students. A writing competition was opened for all fourth grade students in Rome and Floyd County and the winner was Caden Larrabee. The runner-up in the competition was Abigail Hillesheim. Both of their stories can be seen at