On October 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. Southlake Mayor Laura Hill and City Council would like to invite all Southlake residents to Celebrate Southlake.
The event starts with the rededication of Frank Cornish IV Park in Southlake Town Square. Mr. Cornish, a former Dallas Cowboy, was also a long time resident of Southlake and the Chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Board before he passed away in 2008. The park, which thousands of people enjoy every year, was dedicated in his honor on October 10, 2009.
The rededication is taking place after the park’s plaque was defaced in May of this year. As part of the ceremony, the City also plans to place a second plaque, near the courtyard at Frank Cornish IV Park in Town Square that tells the story of Mr. Cornish, his accomplishments and his impact on the community of Southlake.
“The placement of the plaques will restore Mr. Cornish’ rightful place of honor and esteem in our Southlake community,” said Mayor Laura Hill. “Mr. Cornish’s contributions to our history, our culture, and our community cannot be diminished and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with his family, friends and all Southlake residents.”
As part of Celebrate Southlake, the City is also planning to celebrate our history, culture and community with an afternoon of food, fun and festivities. Immediately following the Frank Cornish IV dedication, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. attendees will find lots of fun things to see and do. There will be cultural arts and crafts, stage entertainment as well as various vendors offering some tasty food choices.
We hope you will save the date and join us on October 14 for our first Celebrate Southlake event. This promises to be a special day so tell your friends and neighbors and we hope to see you there.