On Saturday Feb 5, members of the bird rock community gathered to honor Joe La Cava (past BRCC president) and celebrate his leadership and perseverance to make the Waverly Gate a reality, as well as his stewardship over the years for the Bird Rock Community!!! A special plaque commemorating Joe is featured in the center of the Bird Rock community wall located at the new Waverly entrance to the field behind Bird Rock Elementary.
Joe Parker, current BRCC president , led the dedication ceremony informing those gathered that, ”The Community Wall has a 3 fold purpose: To honor Joe, fundraise for Bird Rock Elementary, and connect the community together through a beautification project.” Each tile was hand stamped with the family name, in memory of a loved one, children,pet, etc. to create a mini collage of bird rock families and the diverse community. Fused glass imbedded in the wall was created by community members at Birdstock 2010, and mini tiles with the street names in Bird Rock are hidden throughout.
Pam Garvey & Jane Wheeler coordinated the project with a collaboration of community members to help install and grout the wall including: April Schug, Shannon Cunningham, Cathy Riley, Stacey Haerr, Sarah Feeney, Marie Hemming, Margaret Ohara, Delphine Ferenczy, Linda Dowley, and Anne Telford. Thank you Bird Rock for creating a wall of memories, friendship and gratitude for all to enjoy!
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