Saturday, June 15, 2019

New playground at Vienna City Park dedicated

Playground-dedicationThirty-three first grade students from Vienna Grade School helped Monday to celebrate the dedication of new playground equipment at the Vienna City Park.

The equipment was donated to the city by the family of Rex and Betsy Wright, who were killed in a traffic accident July 11, 2012.

Vienna mayor Jon Simmons welcomed those attending the dedication and unveiling of a memorial sign near the playground.

“It’s a special, but sad day here. Last year, the community lost two of its best with Rex and Betsy,” Mayor Simmons said.

Park-signSimmons gave special thanks to Rex and Betsy’s children, Tracy Dalton and Scott Wright, for their generous contribution to the community.

“Knowing how your parents loved children and were always willing to help kids in anyway they could, I’m sure they are proud to have their names on this sign,” Simmons added.

Tracy and Scott agreed that their parents were dedicated to the youth of the area. Both also agree that with the overwhelming community response to their parents’ deaths, they wanted to show their appreciation in return.

“What better way to memorialize our parents, than to give to the children of the area,” Tracy said.

Pictured above with the Vienna first graders are Scott Wright and Tracy Dalton.

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