The Black Voice News
RIVERSIDE - Many gathered to attend the long awaited groundbreaking ceremony last Wednesday morning of The Bordwell Park Senior Center expansion. The program began with the pledge of allegiance by Dell Roberts, President of the Bordwell Park Advisory Team. Mayor Ronald Loveridge made the welcome and introduction. seniors in the Eastside have been waiting for over 20 years for this expansion of Stratton Center. Everyone was happy to be present at this joyous occasion when an outline of the expansion was decided. Remarks were made by Councilmember Andy Melendez, Councilmember Wandz and Mike Gardner, City Manager Brad Hudson, and Assistant City Manager Tom DeSantis. Ralph Nunez, Park Director, spoke of what this expansion will mean to this community when the center is completed by August 2008. Ameal Moore worked for twelve years keeping the dream alive and spoke of the honor and pride he felt on this occasion. Jeanie Williams-Gaines joined the group to turn the first shovel of dirt.
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