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Thompson Park restoration work begins

In this article from The Star Democrat, Davey is mentioned for offering pro bono services as part of the Thompson Park project. 

Posted: March 15, 2015

By Dorothy Whitcomb

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After working together for the past 18 months on plans to restore Thompson Park, the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore and the Town of Easton have begun to implement the project.

Contractors, selected through an open bid process, started work at the park at the corner of Dover and Washington streets early this month. Restoration work should be finished by June.

The partnership between the town and GCES actually began about 40 years ago when Rebecca Thompson, an early member of the club, donated the parcel of land at that corner for use as a public park. In spite of ongoing efforts by both the town and club to maintain the park as a centerpiece of Easton’s historic district, time has taken its toll.

Kathy Gilson, who co-chairs the project for GCES said, “after 40 years of use and 20 years since the last restoration effort, the park is in great need of both structural and planting restoration. When the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore began thinking about a community service project to celebrate its own 50th anniversary, restoration of the park was the unanimous and enthusiastic choice of its members.”

Last year, GCES began raising money for the restoration project, which it estimates will cost $85,000. Fundraising efforts include raising an additional $40,000 at minimum to fund ongoing maintenance of the park.

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