The Tricentennial Committee announces the dedication of the Tricentennial Park of Norton at 217 W. Main St. A brief ceremony is planned to officially introduce the park and acknowledge the many people who have helped to make it possible.
"The park reflects a partnership between the Town of Norton and its generous and dedicated citizens and many local organizations and businesses," said Kathy Ebert-Zawasky in a press release. "This will be a wonderful time to celebrate the fulfillment of our original vision and connect this time and place with Norton’s long history, its vibrant present and its promising future."
Under the artistic guidance and expertise of Dana Rappaneau, landscape designer and owner of the Olde Thyme Shoppe, the park manifests the abundant ideas, creativity and collaboration of many people. The park was also organized by Mary E.R. Brown, Brendan Jones, Butch Rich, Frances Shirley, Phil Zawasky and Kathleen Ebert-Zawasky.
As you walk through the arbor and enter the park, you will see many engraved bricks expressing memorials, dedications, advice and greetings from your friends and neighbors. Beyond that point, the park showcases trees, shrubs and perennials primarily native to Massachusetts. The Land Preservation Society of Norton has registered the park as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. This program, run by the National Wildlife Federation, seeks to help communities preserve natural environments where native plants and animals may thrive.
Light refreshments will be served at the dedication.
For more information visit www.norton300.org/tricentennial-park.html.