U.S. Congressman David Jolly to Deliver Keynote Address at Historic Veteran’s Memorial Dedication, Sunday, November 9 in Belleair

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U.S. Congressman David Jolly and Belleair Community Foundation Dedicate Hunter Memorial Park in Belleair, November 9, Veteran's Day Weekend.

“We are celebrating the beauty of Belleair in the center of our town by honoring those military who served and currently serve our country in the Armed Forces,” says Karla Rettstatt, president of the BCF.

The civic alliance between the Belleair Community Foundation (BCF) and the Town of Belleair Parks and Recreation Department will make history this weekend as it unveils its U.S. Armed Forces memorial fountain and restored green space in the heart of Belleair – Hunter Memorial Park.

A public dedication and Veteran’s Day celebration, including keynote addresses from U.S. Congressman David Jolly and Belleair resident Brigadier General, Joseph E. Oder, will start at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 9.

“We are celebrating the beauty of Belleair in the center of our town by honoring those military who served and currently serve our country in the Armed Forces,” says Karla Rettstatt, president of the BCF. The renovated park will provide Belleair residents an enhanced venue for town events.

The BCF raised $310,000 of private funds to help pay for the revival of Hunter Memorial Park, and worked with the Belleair Parks and Recreation Department to design the renovation plan.

“Together the BCF Board of Directors and our team exercised thoughtful and thorough consideration of flowering trees, landscaping, outdoor seating and modernized lighting for this special park,” says Eric Wahlbeck, director of the Town of Belleair Parks and Recreation Department.

The renovation of Hunter Memorial Park is the inaugural project of the BCF, which was founded in 2012. The mission of the Foundation is to encourage, support and enhance the lifestyles of the residents of Belleair.

“By pooling donations from coordinated investments, we are creating a grant-making facility dedicated to town improvements,” says Rettstatt. “Our goal is to make a lasting difference that will endure the test of time.”

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