Saturday, October 6, 2012

Grand Opening Festivities

The GRAND OPENING of the Shelton Lakes Recreation Path was held this past October 6th, 2012.  After 20 years of planning, property acquisition  and piece by piece construction the 4.1 miles of RecPath was completed this year.

 It was a great day for a party.  Thanks to the Parks and Recreation Department for setting up and taking down the tent that the Boys and Girls Club was kind enough to lend to us.  We had a BAND.  Sammy Blanchette and the Nameless Trio played great bluegrass.  There were festive decorations from Jones Family Farm, and apples from Beardsley Orchards, doughnuts, coffee, maps, and other goodies.

Some of the people from the Conservation Commission who had a hand in the development over the years; Ed McCreary, Tom Harbinson, and Jim Tate.  Note that they are staying close to the food table.

Many local dignitaries attended.  There were some excellent speeches from Representative Perillo, Mayor Lauretti, former Conservation Commissioner Jones. The ribbon was cut with John Anglace, Jack Finn, Mayor Lauretti, Tom Harbinson, Terry Jones, and Jason Perrillo.

Various groups broke off to hike and bike the RecPath afterwards.  There were a lot of people out taking advantage of the great weather along the trails.

It was a splendid day to celebrate the opening of one of Connecticut's finest Greenways and multi-use paths.  Thanks to everyone who helped create the Greenway, and to everyone who came out to enjoy the beautiful day.

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