Thursday, August 23, 2007

Harry Gowens Memorial Park

Dedication of the Harry Gowens Memorial Park will be held at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at 200 Via de Luna Drive.

Mr. Gowens was a long-time resident of Pensacola Beach who passed away early in 2006. He was instrumental in helping to establish the first school on the island, Pensacola Beach Elementary School, which was founded in 1977. Classes that year were held in an empty A-frame house which Mr. Gowens donated for the school's use.

Harry G. Gowens Memorial Park

A lovely, spacious playground for all children on the island.

A basketball court with an incredible view!

The Park is located at the corner of Via de Luna and Panferio Drive.

A picnic shelter is available.

"...When most of you for the first time realize what life here is all about, you will begin to see that your life here is almost nothing but the sum total of every choice you have made during every moment of your life. Your thoughts, which you are responsible for, are as real as your deeds. You will begin to realize that every word and every deed affects your life and has also touched thousands of lives.

~~ Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross "On Life and Living"

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