Monday, January 12, 2009

McConnell Park - An Icy Stroll


McConnell Park is a tiny public area located in the McConnellsburg borough.

The park is bordered on one side by the historic Fulton County Courthouse.
This memorial is a recent addition to the park & is dedicated in memory to those who are fighting the war on terrorism. It joined three other memorials, located just under the flag poles, in remembering those who fought through history to preserve our freedom. That area is landscaped & planted with beautiful flowers from spring to fall with red, white, & blue petunias featured in the warm summer months.
Park benches & picnic tables allow townsfolk to enjoy a meal at the park. During a June weekend this area serves as host to the annual Strawberry Festival. Strawberries & yummy strawberry desserts, sandwiches, & fries are available to festival goers. Craft vendors line nearby West Market Street. Usually during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival in October some type activity takes place here. Following Memorial Day & Veteran's Day parades speakers are featured in front of the courthouse. Occasionally school children will enjoy a short program in the park. Church groups host musical events in the bandshell along with an occasional ice cream social. Sometimes you will see a county employee enjoying an outdoor lunch or a weary juror taking a break.
Pigeons overseeing county buisness on an icy day.

On the opposite side of the park you find the Neighborhood Services building where a variety of county agencies are located, including the Area Agency on Aging, where I spend my weekdays. From my office I can watch the park change from ice & snow to fresh spring green, then onto lovely summer, & finally bold fall colors before the cycle starts over. A minute to gaze out the window or a quick stroll can do much for an attack of bad attitude!


This is only a small glimpse of what our historic area has to offer. I am hoping as time passes I can introduce you to more sights & stories in this area of Pennsylvania in "That's My World". Come view many areas of the world, read the stories, even share your world at http://showyourworld.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

fishing guy said...

Jean: That is a nice look into your world, great photos.

Babooshka said...

Steeped in history and that's what my world is good for to enlighten us of places we would not have known about otherwise.

lmerie said...

Thanks for the tour of your world ...

Arija said...

A nice, peaceful stroll around your park. Thanks.y

Mrs. Salty said...

Very good pictures and commentary.

antigoni said...

Awesome post and photos.