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Park revitalization

| Monday, April 18, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

The old pavilions in New Kensington Memorial Park have been demolished and new pavilions built. The New Ken/Arnold Social in the Park Committee, which is dedicated to preserving and revitalizing Memorial Park and Roosevelt Park in Arnold, wants to thank everyone involved:

• The city of New Kensington, its Redevelopment Authority and the Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center teamed up with the committee to make this project possible;

• The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County is providing the project with a $20,000 grant;

• The numerous bands who generously provided their time and talent over the years at the Rockin' Roosevelt and Band Blast benefit concerts;

• And most of all, the community, whose great support over the past five years made this happen.

Our next project will be the construction of a new, larger and safer tot lot in Roosevelt Park.

Our next event will be the annual Rockin' Roosevelt benefit concert May 15 in Roosevelt Park. For details, visit our website at www.NewKenArnoldSocial.com .

Lou Downard

Lower Burrell

The author is a member of the Social in the Park Committee.

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