by Ruth Klossner
The weather was perfect and the crowd was appreciative when the Lafayette Memorial Park—formerly the Mini-Park—was officially dedicated Sunday afternoon.
A big crowd—perhaps 300 people—was on hand for the 4:00 p.m. festivities.
The newly redone park is the result of the community working together to make something special of the two lots transferred to the city, after an October 2017 fire that destroyed the buildings that had stood on the property.
As plans for the property were being developed, Lafayette American Legion Post #300 stepped forward to assist in creating a community Memorial Park. The project grew to include placing Lafayette’s bandstand on a permanent base, building an access ramp, a new flagpole, a memorial area with veterans’ paver blocks around the flagpole, paver blocks recognizing community businesses and families, and extensive sidewalk.
For the complete story, check out the September 20 issue of the Winthrop News.