Pocket Park Grand Opening Set for July 13



The public is invited to the Grand Opening of the Shore Arts Center Park at 6pm this Thursday, July 13th in downtown Lamar.

First Sculpture is Noted

The long-awaited first construction phase of the park has been completed and a celebration for the opening will feature the 6pm reception at the park at 115 South Main Street (parking in the rear), a classic rock concert at 7pm by the Valley Jazz Orchestra and an art show, featuring the works of local artist, Jeremy Cooper will be on display. Cooper has contributed several sculptures that will be featured at the park.

With the exception of some fine tuning and added shade coverings, the park is about 85% complete according to city officials. Due to a higher than expected construction bid, the City of Lamar decided to separate the project into two parts, pending available funding.  Details on future rentals for private events at the park are being completed and interested parties will make arrangements through the Lamar Parks and Recreation Department.

By Russ Baldwin

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