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Seven year old gives the gift of play on his birthday

Posted by Ralph Ranalli March 13, 2007 10:40 AM


A local boy has donated $220 collected at his seventh birthday party to the town for the renovation of South Street park.

Dakota Antelman asked the 11 guests at his party to bring money for the park instead of gifts for his birthday, town Assistant Administrator and Director of Community Development Michelle Ciccolo said. Two bricks will be installed in the park in his honor. One will read, “Dakota and Keegan Antelman love to play here. May everyone share this space and have fun.”

The new park, funded primarily with a state Department of Housing and Community Development grant, will have a playground, skateboard area, and water splash feature.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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