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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kraine Meadow Park Dedicated

Moultonboro's Playground Drive recreation area would not be in existence today,  if not for the generous donation of 16 acres of land by Peter and Rose Kraine back in 1977. The area has evolved over the intervening 40 years with the addition of dozens of recreation program for all age groups.
Today, in honor of the Kraines, the facility was officially renamed as  Kraine Meadow Park.

After a lesson on the history of Moultonboro Recreation department by Recreation Director Donna Kuethe, Phil Bryce, Director Division of  Parks and Recreation State of NH DRED, spoke briefly and offered congratulations to the Recreation Department and the town.

Jim Nigzus, Peter and Rose's nephew, reminisced about his uncle and aunt, and shared a number of stories about them and how they helped shape his life

Vice Chair of the BoS Jean Beadle read two proclamations. One was recognizing July as National Parks and Recreation month and the other was the formal dedication recognizing the newly named Kraine Meadow Park.

A representative of Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter was present and a letter from US Senator Jean Shaheen was read.

After a conceptual design for a new sign to be placed on Rt. 25, the ribbon and cake was cut by Jim Nigzus and family and everyone present was given a tee shirt with the new Kraine Meadow logo and a " Thank you Pete and Rose" on the back.

40 years on, the park continues to be revitalized with plans for the future to ensure that it will continue to meet the needs of Moultonboro for many years to come.

Donna Kuethe presenting the history of the park and recreation department

Jim Nigzus talking about his uncle Peter and aunt Rose

Jean Beadle presenting proclamations

Ribbon cutting

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Frank Davis said...