The Ocean Pines Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly installed Manklin Meadows playground on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m.
The event included live music, food and remarks from several Ocean Pines representatives, including acting General Manager Brett Hill, Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee Chair Tim McMullen, Recreation Manager Debbie Donahue and Director of Marketing and Public Relations Denise Sawyer.
Local dignitaries Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias and State Delegate Mary Beth Carozza were also in attendance.
“Thank you to all of the people who joined us on Saturday – we had a great turnout. The park is beautiful and will be enjoyed by many for a long time,” Donahue said.
The new structure replaces one that was built in 2003 as a result of fundraising efforts led by resident Barbara Kissel and other volunteers. Elements of the original playground, including a gazebo and commemorative wall of handprints, have been preserved.
For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at 410-641-7717 ext. 3006 or email@example.com.
Photo Credit: Ted Page