Woodstock Gazebo Thanks
We are writing to express our sincere thanks to the Chase Family for their gift to the Town of Woodstock of the Gazebo that now sits proudly on the Town Common in Remembrance Park. The Gazebo has already brought compliments to the Town and enjoyment to many.
The Chase family has a long and full history of involvement with the Town of Woodstock going back to the Town’s beginning. Some have served in various town offices and committees and been active in the Historical Society.
Thanks go to many individuals who volunteered the time it took to construct. That team was headed by resident and volunteer firemen Ken Ruff. His skills in coordinating the group and making sure everything was ready and available before starting the project are appreciated. Members of the Highway Department, the Fire Department and PACE were involved in the process. Bob Breau, of Breau’s, Too provided lunch for the crew during one of the workdays. Thank you all.
We are looking forward to seeing this Gazebo used for a variety of activities, especially as we move closer to the beginning of our 200th Anniversary Celebration that begins in 2015.
The Gazebo joins and complements the Candlestick Telephone, which was created and donated by another long-time Woodstock family descendent, Gilman Whitman.
Remembrance Park seems to be doing just that, reminding us of our history as we plan to move on into the future together.
Victor A. Young, Ronald Deegan, Stephen Bies
Woodstock Board of Selectmen