Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Honoring a Great Public Servant

On Sunday, August 12th, I was honored to attend the rededication ceremony of the Gus Foote Park located just off Rogers Street in front of the Gloucester House Restaurant and adjacent to Fishermen’s Wharf. The weather provided a picturesque day which made it a perfect opportunity to showcase the newly planted flowers and the creation of a butterfly and humming bird garden.

The park is dedicated to Gus Foote, who served as Gloucester’s Ward 2 city councilor for more than three decades before his retirement from the council, and who now serves on the Gloucester Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. He is a stalwart Republican and a personal mentor to me. Since 1976, when he first joined the Gloucester City Council, Gus has been a dedicated and faithful public servant and Gloucester is a better city because of his devoted work to his community.

The Gus Foote Park is one of many stops on the new and highly anticipated HarborWalk, where residents and tourists alike can experience a walking tour of Gloucester’s rich history with ease. To learn more about HarborWalk please click here.