They couldn’t have had a more perfect weather day for the dedication of the SPARK Park at our local neighborhood elementary school, Thomas A. Sinclair, Communications Magnet School. The event started with both the Pledge of Allegiance & the Texas Pledge. The Principal Bonnie Clark welcomed all guests, guest speakers, students and their families and to all who participated in making this SPARK Park a reality.
The guest speakers were Brian Cannell (2009-2010 SPARK Park Coordinator), Terisa Billingsley (2010-2011 SPARK Park Coordinator) and Certificates were presented to recipients by Kathleen Ownby, SPARK Parks Executive Director. Our Lazybrook Vice President Richard Akin accepted the certificate for our neighborhood and he gave a short speech. State Representative Jessica Farrar, of District 148, presented the Texas State Flag to the school.
The day was declared, “April 30, 2011 as Thomas A. Sinclair Elementary Day”. The school’s award winning Folklorico Dancers performed three separate dances for the audience, under the direction of Leon Mayweather.
The event concluded with a ‘Ribbon Cutting’ ceremony at the Reading Gazebo and was officiated by Bonifacio Munoz, Terisa Billingsley and two very special students. The current students at Sinclair have painted pictures on tiles that have been affixed to the base of the gazebo steps for the student body and park goes to enjoy for many years to come. This park, with the new walk path and new fencing surrounding the entire perimeter, is open for all to enjoy.