Mt. Vernon Register-News

Homepage

May 23, 2013

New park shelter to be completed Friday

MT. VERNON — — The newest park shelter at Veterans Memorial Park is slated for completion Friday.

"They are installing the roof panels today," said Mt. Vernon Parks and Facilities Director George Bryant on Wednesday. "They will then be dealing with the guttering system and completing some electrical work."

The shelter replaces the wooden shelter structure which was torn down earlier this year.

"The older facility had wood construction and its life span had run its course," Bryant said. "The concrete flooring had broken and buckled to the point it was not able to be repaired."

After demolition, the city went out for bids to build a new shelter, but bids came in higher than anticipated. City officials decided to bid out the materials and have city employees complete the work.

"It's a steel frame building with galvanized roof panels," Bryant said. "It has a concrete floor. ... I think the community will be very pleased with the new construction."

The shelter will have water and electricity, and new fixtures have been installed.

The Parks and Recreation Department have been reserving the shelter, and had only discontinued accepting reservations during the time when construction was expected.

"We're going to be on schedule with completion, in time for the long weekend," Bryant said.

A ribbon cutting for the shelter is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

1
Text Only
Homepage
  • Classroom fun 1

    Summersville Grade School hosted a kindergarten camp this week to help prepare future students for the new school year. Kathy Hollenkamp, the kindergarten teacher at Summersville, said having the camp has made a big difference in her classroom. On Thursday, the students spent part of the day working on projects that helped them with counting and fine motor skills. The 11 children in attendance also enjoyed circle time with Hollenkamp while learning about the calendar, nursery rhymes and the alphabet. The first day of school for Summersville students is Aug. 15.

    Classroom fun

    Summersville Grade School hosted a kindergarten camp this week to help prepare future students for the new school year. Kathy Hollenkamp, the kindergarten teacher at Summersville, said having the camp has made a big difference in her classroom. On Thursday, the students spent part of the day working on projects that helped them with counting and fine motor skills. The 11 children in attendance also  enjoyed circle time with Hollenkamp while learning about the calendar, nursery rhymes and the alphabet. The first day of school for Summersville students is Aug. 15.

    Continued ...
    Posted: 16 hours ago 3 Photos
  • Water works Posted: 1 day ago 1 Photo
  • Ina school enhances security system Posted: 2 days ago 1 Photo

Local

Obituaries

Sports

Features

4-H Dog and Cat Shows 2014


July 19, 2014

FlipBooks
Top News

4-H General Projects Fair 2014


July 19, 2014

Must Read

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
The Big League


State News

Seasonal Content
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.