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Rotarians hold ribbon cutting for new park

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016

The Rotary Club of Huntington County held a ribbon cutting at its new park located in downtown Huntington at the former Wolf & Dessaur and Lehman Electronic Building on the corner of N. Jefferson Street and E. Park Drive. The park was recently completed and the celebration held on Tuesday, May 17.

The Rotary Club is preparing to celebrate its centennial in 2017 with the development of the park. The clock adjoining the park was contributed by Rotarian Mel Ring in honor of his late wife, Loretta, a long-time teacher in the Huntington County Community School System. Also honored was Rose Wall, Rotary president in 2015, when the idea for the park was brought to the forefront. Mayor Brooks Fetters announced that both Ring and Wall were very instrumental in organizing the club to get the funding needed to complete the park. Both were presented with a medallion from the city.

Shown in the photo, at left, is Mel Ring, center, as he cuts the ribbon for the opening of the new Rotary Centennial Park. Pictured adjacent to Ring are Mayor Brooks Fetters and several members of the local Rotary Club.