Two thumbs up for Weir Park
It’sa nice experience to return to old stomping grounds after many decades, especially when you find them to be much improved. That was the case for Guy Davignon, a retiree living in Ayer’s Cliff who grew up in Rock Island but moved away to Montreal for many years. In a letter to the editor, Mr. Davignon described how pleasantly surprised he had been when he and a few friends went to Weir Park for a picnic last Friday.
“When I was last there about thirty-nine years ago, it was mostly tents set up and it was not maintained but in just a natural state. But when we returned I was astonished to see how clean the park was and how well-looked after. The people working there in the canteen, which I admit is showing its years, and the maintenance staff were very friendly and welcoming. The lawns are clean and well-maintained, there’s a nice new lean-to and granite plaques. We were really impressed so I thought I’d ‘lift my hat’,” commented Mr. Davignon in an interview with the Stanstead Journal. “Bravo,” he added.