Kennedy Pride Discusses New Signs, Flags At Meeting

KENNEDY – Members of Kennedy Pride enjoyed a beautiful summer evening in Hallquist Park for their recent meeting. Progress on several projects was discussed.

Steve Stanton reported that the new “Welcome to Kennedy” signs have been ordered. The company thought they would have them ready within a month. He will also contact them about a sign for the gazebo with “Hallquist Park” on it.

A pavilion will be constructed in Hallquist Park when the contractor can get it in his schedule. One tree will be removed to prepare the site. It should not take long once construction begins to have the pavilion ready for use. This should be a good addition to the park, and expand its use for different events.

Several residents have purchased flags recently. The cost is $25 each for the all-weather, American-made flags. If the purchaser wishes, the flags can be donated in memory of or in honor of a loved one, and will be displayed around the town. Flags can also be purchased for personal use. Flags are available for purchase at the Kennedy Free Library and the Town of Poland Clerk’s office.

The concerts in the park were discussed. Scroggins will play on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. Group members will have refreshments available for purchase. The concerts are free. Seating is limited, so people are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and come enjoy music.

Members noted that the town clock on the four corners had been removed. Town workers discovered that one side was not working properly, and decided to send it back to the manufacturer for repairs.

Co-president Shirley Leyman said the proposed Conewango Creek clean-up is off for this summer. The water has been too high this year, but the upper areas tend to run faster and are self-cleaning, while the lower, broader levels are slower and debris can pile up. There was not enough time to properly plan an event for this year, but the possibility will be kept in mind for next year.

Kennedy Pride will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Hallquist Park. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held in the Kennedy Free Library. Everyone is welcome to come, and to offer any ideas for community projects.