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S. Hill's Ludlow Park turning 100 in 2014

Published March 13. 2012 05:01PM

Summit Hill's spacious Ludlow Park, which has a memorial to coal mining, a Civil War cannon, and a gazebo, turns 100 in 2014.

Maxine Vermillion, who is a member of the Summit Hill Historical Society and the Summit Hill Community Improvement Organization (SHCIO), said already the gears are in motion for a centennial celebration.

She told Summit Hill Borough Council on Monday that the year 2014 marks 100 years that the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company gave the park property to the borough.

Meanwhile, she said SHCIO has obtained a grant to purchase 20 banners that the group hopes to place around the park for the annual Memorial Day parade.

In other business transacted at the Summit Hill Borough Council meeting on Monday:

• Monica Marshall, president of the Summit Hill Recreation Commission, said bids were scheduled to be opened at 11 a.m. today for the construction of new basketball courts along West Amidon Street.

She said the awarding of the bids will occur at a later date after the borough's solicitor, Attorney Michael Greek, reviews them.

• Marshall said the annual Memorial Day Weekend Stay-at-Home festival will be held May 26 and 27. She said so far six organizations from Summit Hill have indicated they will be participating. She said any other organizations wanting to be a part of the festival should contact her.

• Some of the kitchen equipment in the Community Center is being converted to propane. The council said it will come up with regulations regarding what qualifications will be needed to work with this equipment.

• Marshall said the semi-pro football team, The Breaker Boys, begin their season on March 25. She said the Recreation Commission will man the refreshment stand.

• The council approved 12 new garbage exemption applications.

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