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Elkins tree board presents plaque

Submitted photo Tom Tesar, director of the Elkins Parks and Recreation Department, accepts the cast plaque from Nanci Bross-Fregonara, Elkins Tree Board member, right, and Marilynn Cuonzo, chair of the Elkins Tree Board and Fourth Ward Council member.

ELKINS — The Elkins Tree Board recently presented the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission a commemorative tree and plaque in gratitude for EPRC staff’s efforts in keeping Glendale Park open this past spring.

“For many area residents, walking at Glendale Park was one of the few places available to enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment,” said Nanci Bross-Fregonara, Tree Board member.

“Dog-walkers, runners, and families on bikes were all able to be outside and have a chance to enjoy nature and exercise.”

The plaque, which will be installed by the planted bald cypress tree near the park’s entrance, expresses the Tree Board’s appreciation for the EPRC “providing a place of beauty and inspiration during the national pandemic.”

“I am sure there are many people in the community who are grateful for all the work the EPRC does to keep our city parks in great condition, especially during these challenging times,” said Bross-Fregonara. “This was just one small way we could honor them and commemorate what affected our area in 2020.”

For information on supporting the EPRC and its efforts, please contact the Elkins Parks and Recreation office at 304-636-3960 or email ttesar@cityofelkinswv.com.

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