A crowd of maybe fifty attended a ground-breaking ceremony at 65 Baxter Street in Rutland for a park that will be built there soon. Several people spoke at the event including Rutland’s three state senators, Peg Flory, Brian Collamore and Kevin Mullen and the mayor, Chris Louras. Children played soccer and hot dogs were grilled.
Rain broke out midway through the speeches and everybody headed for cover under a tent that was set up. Then everybody grabbed hand shovels and broke ground ceremonially in the rain. Everybody agreed that the park would be a positive thing for the neighborhood.