Newkirk Park rededicated


Deborah Anne Newkirk, center, cuts the ribbon for the re-dedication of James Newkirk Park in Clinton. Deborah is the daughter of the late James Newkirk. ‘Deacon Newkirk was such a great person. For me he stood among giants,’ Newkirk Park committee member Nettie Pernell said. ‘He was such a humble, kind person. That’s why I and so many others care about the park so much.’ See more photos inside.


Destiny Johnson enjoys the jungle gym at Newkirk Park on Saturday.


Clinton Mayor, Lew Starling, speaks to those gathered at Newkirk Park for the re-dedication on Saturday. He spoke of his love for the park and how important it is to the city of Clinton and the community.


Representative, Larry Bell, brother-in-law of James Newkirk speaks at the re-dedication on the history of the park.


Deborah Anne Newkirk, center, cuts the ribbon for the re-dedication of James Newkirk Park in Clinton. Deborah is the daughter of the late James Newkirk. ‘Deacon Newkirk was such a great person. For me he stood among giants,’ Newkirk Park committee member Nettie Pernell said. ‘He was such a humble, kind person. That’s why I and so many others care about the park so much.’ See more photos inside.

Destiny Johnson enjoys the jungle gym at Newkirk Park on Saturday.

Clinton Mayor, Lew Starling, speaks to those gathered at Newkirk Park for the re-dedication on Saturday. He spoke of his love for the park and how important it is to the city of Clinton and the community.

Representative, Larry Bell, brother-in-law of James Newkirk speaks at the re-dedication on the history of the park.

Deborah Anne Newkirk, center, cuts the ribbon for the re-dedication of James Newkirk Park in Clinton. Deborah is the daughter of the late James Newkirk. ‘Deacon Newkirk was such a great person. For me he stood among giants,’ Newkirk Park committee member Nettie Pernell said. ‘He was such a humble, kind person. That’s why I and so many others care about the park so much.’ See more photos inside.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DSC_0011.jpgDeborah Anne Newkirk, center, cuts the ribbon for the re-dedication of James Newkirk Park in Clinton. Deborah is the daughter of the late James Newkirk. ‘Deacon Newkirk was such a great person. For me he stood among giants,’ Newkirk Park committee member Nettie Pernell said. ‘He was such a humble, kind person. That’s why I and so many others care about the park so much.’ See more photos inside.

Destiny Johnson enjoys the jungle gym at Newkirk Park on Saturday.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DSC_0012.jpgDestiny Johnson enjoys the jungle gym at Newkirk Park on Saturday.

Clinton Mayor, Lew Starling, speaks to those gathered at Newkirk Park for the re-dedication on Saturday. He spoke of his love for the park and how important it is to the city of Clinton and the community.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DSC_0003.jpgClinton Mayor, Lew Starling, speaks to those gathered at Newkirk Park for the re-dedication on Saturday. He spoke of his love for the park and how important it is to the city of Clinton and the community.

Representative, Larry Bell, brother-in-law of James Newkirk speaks at the re-dedication on the history of the park.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DSC_0005.jpgRepresentative, Larry Bell, brother-in-law of James Newkirk speaks at the re-dedication on the history of the park.
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