Harrisburg Park Gets New Name

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HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg Park will now be known as Paul Emery Park.  It was redidicated Saturday afternoon to acknowledge Emery, who has served on the park board for 50 years. Locals say he is the longest serving board member in the state.  

It's a day Emery's son, Ron, says he will never forget.

"The focus was still to say thank you, but also to dedicate this park. And it was a surprise. My dad didn't know a lot about it, so that made it even more special," said Ron Emery.

The ceremony also honored other long-time park officials and members of the community.  They were recognized with the dedications of benches, concession stands, shelters, and a lighted trail.

 

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