Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dean Park Re-Opens After Tornado

Mural on Concession Stand honoring
Ruth Bennett
Dean Park re-opened on Friday, August 5 with a dedication of the concession stand as "Miss Ruth's Babies Concession Stand" in honor of Ruth Eichelberger Bennett who lost her life in the April 28 tornado at her daycare facility.

The Park has been closed since the storm due to damage and safety concerns. During that time,  the Friends of Dean Park, volunteers and officials have worked to repair the facilities.

The Appalachian Community Learning Project sponsored the repair and murals that decorate the concession stand.

Friends of Dean Park President Richard Moncrief welcomes the
crowd at Park Re-opening