Community park is named for Louisa Carpenter
Harold Somerville, president, and Toni Durant, co-vice president, of the Washington Park Association cut the ribbon Saturday morning as the community park was dedicated in memory of neighborhood benefactor Louisa d’Andelot Carpenter. Standing next to Somerville is Darryl Deaton, Washington Park Association co-vice president. Also holding the ribbon at far left is Chestertown Councilman Sam Shoge, whose ward includes Washington Park. Attending the 9 a.m. ceremony are council members Liz Gross and Marty Stetson, members of the town’s Recreation Commission, including Chairman Brandt Troup, and residents. Carpenter helped to develop Washington Park, whose first residents moved into the neighborhood off Flatland Road in 1965. She died in February 1976 when her private plane crashed near Easton.