Coal Valley names park for Engstrom


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Originally Posted Online: March 20, 2013, 10:25 pm
Last Updated: March 21, 2013, 12:33 am
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By Sarah Hayden, shayden@qconline.com

COAL VALLEY -- Trustees on Wednesday approved a resolution renaming the village park on East 19th Avenue to Stanley B. Engstrom Park, in honor of Mr. Engstrom's 40 years as trustee and mayor.

Mayor pro tem Rick Lasek said the acre-size park is in the neighborhood where Mr. Engstrom grew up.

"We've been talking for quite a while now to do something for Stan since he is retiring as mayor," said Mr. Lasek. He said a plaque bearing Mr. Engstrom's name will be affixed to the park pavilion.

Mr. Engstrom could not be reached for comment.


















 



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