In recognition of Walt Penney's service to the youth of his community, the City of Takoma Park will officially designate the soccer field at Jequie Park as the "Walt Penney Soccer Field".
A dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2005, from 12:00-2:00pm at Jequie Park.
The final soccer games of the season will be played that afternoon, so please feel free to stay and watch the games on the newly dedicated field!
There will be refreshments, music, and presentations from State, County and Municipal representatives, along with the unveiling of the official "Walt Penney Soccer Field" memorial.
Jequie Park is at the intersection of Takoma and Albany Avenues, in North Takoma Park.
More information about Jequie Park may be found at http://www.cityoftakomapark.org/library/reference/parks/jequie.html.
- Posted by Alan Turnbull
Some of you may know Leonie Penney, longtime and active member of the Greenbelt community; others may remember that her son Walt, an avid bicyclist, was fatally injured by a reckless driver while riding on Sligo Creek Parkway about three years ago. - Alan