Centreville Wharf, park reopen
CENTREVILLE — The town of Centreville hosted a free family fun night at the wharf on Sept. 9.
A family movie, Disney’s “Moana,” was shown on the lawn next to the wharf and kids were invited to participate in a fishing derby. It was a way for the town to let residents know the park at the wharf was re-opened and from them to see some of the improvements to the area.
Trophies for winning fish will be presented at the next town council meeting, but the trophy for the first fish caught during the derby was awarded on the spot to 5-year-old Sven DeVilbiss.
“The fishing derby and movie night are becoming a popular annual tradition, and the Town is happy and proud of the improvements to the Wharf area,” Town Council President Tim McCluskey said. “We welcome all citizens to come out and enjoy this space. Fish at the waterfront or launch your kayak, enjoy the play equipment, and the improved grass park area.”
The area at the wharf is still a work in progress, and the town has grant applications in for further improvements got further enhancements, McCluskey said.
Thanks is owed to the Centreville Public Works Department for getting the park ready, McCluskey said. Centreville Outdoors donated bait, and Corsica River Conservancy ran the derby. About 60 residents turned out to participate in the event.
Sven Devilbiss, foreground, catches the first fish of the derby. Other trophies will be awarded at the next Town Council meeting.