The Recreation Mural Project
The goal of the mural project wasto transform the existing wall of the multi-purpose room at the Recreation Center into innovative and inviting environment. The design was developed by all ages of our community through discussions under the direction of professional muralist Jeanne-Marie Eayrs. Eight panels depicting the history and culture of our vibrant community were unveiled in a public ceremony on June 25th. This project was made possible by the generosity of our local sponsors and by the hard work, dedication, and wonderful artistic talents of our volunteers. The Recreation Center is proud to be home to such a wonderful piece of community art. Be sure to check it out the next time you visit our building!
|Adam Schepker||Marcy Schepker|
|Devin Donahue||Laurel Iselin|
|Georgia Cassimatis||Ann Dufresne|
|Chuck Kirk||Alan Dufresne|
|Mary Kirk||Joslin Kimbal|
|Jeannette Westover||Kylie Taylor Kinson|
|Keiffer Hicks||Tristan Stetson|
|Deb Cannon||Justin Carter|
|Big Brothers-Big Sisters||Tommy Way|
|Ingrid Ayala||Edward Orsechsky|
|Pamela Tcharkovski||Pamela Quirinale|
|Carl Jacobs||Sage Gould|
|Sierra Steidt||Raeanna Pittman|
|Erin Hussey||Connor Parodi|
|Heather Hurada||Marielise Reilly-Fayul|
|Calvin Shemchuk||Laura Menigoz|
C & S Wholesale Grocers
Putnam Family Foundation
Savings Bank of Walpole
Cheshire Health Foundation/HM 2020
The Home Depot
Ms. Ellen Mason
FULLER PARK PAVILION
Through the Building a Spirit of Place project, the Keene Lions Club has donated a new pavilion at Fuller Park, located at the Recreation Center which was given to the City in an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 25th. The Keene Lions Club is well known for their community Broadway productions every year and shares a mutual belief that recreational opportunities should include the performing arts. The pavilion is located at the end of the park near the intersection of Washington and Gilsum Streets. The stage faces back to the Recreation Center providing a natural seating area for performances. This will provide an opportunity for additional concerts, performing arts, movies and children’s summer entertainment shows. A sign has been placed on the pavilion indicating the tremendous contribution of over $45,000.00 to the City, reading “Keene Lions Club Pavilion.” The signindicates a simple gesture for continuing to improve the quality of life within the City, as they have for many years.
SUMNER KNIGHT CHAPEL
Kevin Dremel and Keene Music Fest have raised over $6000 through their Sumner Knight Chapel concert series and their Summer Sunday Socials. All proceeds from these concerts have gone toward the Chapel resoration fund to help with the maintenance and repair costs at this wonderful landmark in the Woodland North East Cemetery. Visit www.keenemusicfestival.org for the latest concert information!
ROBINHOOD PARK PLAYGROUND
The South East Keene Neighborhood group has raised $3200 for the purchase of a new swing set for the Robinhood Park Playground through fundraising efforts. This new piece of playground equipment will be a wonderful addition to the park!
In addition to the Fuller Park Pavilion,The Lions Club of Keene has also donated an outdoor movie screen to the Parks & Recreation Center. This wonderful new addition allowed our Department to offer a free outdoor movie series to the public in the summer months, and we look forward to next summer’s outdoor film series!
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