Compliments roll in for Don Blundon
Longtime mayor of Heart’s Content leaves office with legacy of leadership, kindness
— Sandra Piercey Rumbolt
— Patricia Woodfine (Gerry Short)
— Dan Green
The Bill Pretty Memorial Playground is now a focal point in the community of Dildo. Some 100 children waited impatiently to have their first turn on the $95,000 piece of equipment during the grand unveiling Aug. 14.
After four days of hard work from committee members and many volunteers, the blue and green monstrosity of metal and plastic sat next to the beach across from Dildo cove, waiting for the moment when swarms of children would be swinging on its sturdy bars and climbing on it’s strong footholds.
Surrounding the playground are memorial benches marked with the names of deceased loved ones.
The event marked a special occasion for the community — the completion of a project two years in the making. But it also marked another special event — a tribute to the late Bill Pretty.
Pretty was an avid volunteer in
— Jen Rendell
— Cathy Morgan
— Bonnie and Kevin Andrews
— Ruby Pitts Tilley
— Darlene Rockwood