Rotary Sunrise park opens Wednesday

The grand opening of the Cecile
Crighton Spotts Newlands Community Park will be held at 6pm Wednesday,

This state-of-the-art park includes
the usual swings and slides, but also includes free wireless Internet access, 24-hour
closed-circuit television security, and a small rock-climbing wall. Other notable
amenities in the lushly landscaped park are a basketball half-court, a gazebo,
a barbecue area, picnic tables, seating areas and restrooms.

The park is at the intersection of
Spotts Newlands Road and Mocking Bird Crescent. More than 60 businesses and
private individuals contributed to make the park a reality for the children and
families who live in the rapidly growing Spotts Newlands area. It is the first
community park that the Rotary Sunrise club has developed in the Cayman
Islands.

Several dignitaries will take part
in the opening ceremony, including Police Commissioner David Baines and Chief
Magistrate Ramsey-Hale.

Youth Director Frank Balderamos
will announce a Youth Photography Competition called 10Ten10 that Rotary Sunrise
has planned for October 10th. In addition, because the park opening coincides
with International Literacy Day, the club will present 832 books to primary
schools in George Town, North Side and East End. The books were donated by
cruise ship passengers last month through the Festival at Sea – Children’s Book
Donation.

As the club’s president, Michael
Levitt, observes, “The opening of this community park marks a significant
milestone in the history of our young club. Not only will we be celebrating the
vision of Rotarian Claude Myles to fulfil our commitment of ‘Building
Communities, Bridging Continents’, but also recognising our other areas of
focus with youth and literacy.”

Rotary Sunrise was chartered in
2002 and has members who are mostly young professionals from Cayman and 24
other countries. They have fun contributing to the Cayman community and meet
for breakfast at 7am on Wednesdays at Grand Old House.

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