I would like to take this opportunity to recognize a wonderful group of gentlemen who graciously gave so much of themselves for the benefit of all.
On Wednesday, April 20, the at our newest park – Agnes Tetlak Schiavi Park, planting 19 substantial trees along the park’s entrance. These trees were acquired through the America the Beautiful grant which was applied for by the town’s grant writer, Kathleen O’Neil. The project was overseen by Joe Lanier, coordinator of the Youth Conservation Corps; Tom Adamski, a member of the Conservation Commission; OHS Varsity Football Head Coach Joe Stochmal and Lu Diaz. Mr. Todd Romagna even brought his backhoe to help widen and fill in the holes that had been previously dug by the Public Works Department.
I felt it would be appropriate to mention the football players by name – to give them proper recognition for their efforts. They are: Jared Barnes, Jordan Biagioni, Benjamin Blue, Joe Carbonaro, Vincent Cavaliere, Joe Greco, Chris Guard, Matthew Hanna, Chris Hovan, Bijon Hume, Justin Lasto, Anthony Paternoster, Brian Spicer, Jonathan VanKamerik, Brennen Diaz, Nick Greenhouse, Bucky Gumbrewicz, Steve Hatzikostas, Josh Kupec, David Lavorgna,
Salim Lemond, Justin Leone, Jon Lesak, Dan Carbonaro, Marcus Esteves, Liam Fay, Brandon Giordano, Alan Hamilton, Jeff Haney, Justin Hanna, Eric Jensen, Michael Krochko, Nick Lombardi, Dion Major, Tommy Mrozinski, Bradley Newkirk, Steve Persson, Andrew Pokladowski, Nick Randall, Kyle Sastrum, Dan Trombetta and Chris Van Kamerik.
In time, these trees will grow into the grand entrance in what is destined to become a beautiful park. On behalf of the Oxford Parks and Recreation Commission, I would like to sincerely thank all of these individuals for all of their hard work. Their one day’s labor will benefit the townspeople of Oxford for generations to come. Great job, guys!
Debbie Gatto, Director
Oxford Parks and Recreation