BEEVILLE — Skaters and supporters will want to attend a special event at the skate park at Flournoy Park Saturday morning.
John Longoria, who coordinated recent park improvements for the City of Beeville, said the special event will begin at 10 a.m. with the dedication of the new flagpoles donated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and two trees donated by local families.
Other events will be ongoing until 2 p.m.
The dedication ceremonies will be followed with skateboard contests and demonstrations.
The highlight of that will be a giveaway of skateboards by AG/CM, Amstar and Entrust.
Entrust is the city’s health insurance provider. The other companies were involved in the parks improvement projects.
Longoria said Entrust also will provide pedometers for walkers who will use the new walking trail at Flournoy Park. Hand sanitizers will be provided by Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville and L&F Distributors will provide non-alcoholic refreshments.
SPA Skateparks, the company which designed and built the skating facility, will be on hand to coordinate the Saturday morning event.
Longoria said several skating teams from around the area have been invited to appear at the skate park Saturday to provide demonstrations.
However, the only team to have confirmed that they will be there is a group from Corpus Christi.
The park has taken on a whole new look since work began on the property earlier this year.
A colorful playscape, the walking trail, new public restrooms, shaded picnic areas and, of course, the skate park, have made Flournoy a first-class facility for the public.
Also, members of the Beeville Garden Club have been braving the August heat to complete a butterfly garden.
An elaborate water feature will provide the main attraction of the butterfly garden. Water will cascade down a rocky bank through five pools and four falls.
A City of Beeville maintenance man working at the park said the water feature will be surrounded by “lots and lots of flowers,” all designed to attract a variety of colorful butterflies.
Garden Club members are working a few hours a day on the project in an effort to avoid the August heat.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home is providing one of its large canopies so that members will not have to labor under the scorching sun.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.