History of upgraded Ellsworth park spotlighted at dedicationThe same year the community is observing its 150th anniversary, Ellsworth’s East End Park is approaching the 100-year mark.
By: Bill Kirk, Pierce County Herald
The same year the community is observing its 150th anniversary, Ellsworth’s East End Park is approaching the 100-year mark.
The sesquicentennial committee celebrated that milestone and recent park improvements during a dedication event under a tent in the park Oct. 14. The event included refreshments sold for 25 cents each (reviving prices from 1962, the time of the village’s centennial), entertainment, burial of a time capsule, a lighting ceremony for the new decorative walkway lights which have been installed and a program.
Committee Chair Jack Hines emceed the program. Besides the park being aged around a century old, a dance pavilion which once stood there and is still remembered because one of its corner pillars remains dates back nearly 100 years as well.
Read more in the print version of the Herald Oct. 24.