South Windsor Mayor Thomas Delnicki gave a proclamation on July 19, recognizing July as National Parks and Recreation month and thanking the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department for its continued hard work throughout the year.
The proclamation came just before the weekly free concert at Evergreen Walk Park, one of the 31 fun and free events scheduled by the parks and recreation department throughout the month of July.
"Recreation makes for a better life, and the parks and recreation department makes for a better community. We have a lot to be thankful for here in South Windsor," said Delnicki.
Employees and volunteers of the parks and recreation department gathered to accept the proclamation presented by Delnicki, who publicly thanked them all for their commitment and dedication to making the department a success for the residents of South Windsor.
"The month of July is a success, and this is also year-round," said Delnicki. "It makes me proud to know we have people like you."
From social events on Sundays, pet-friendly events on Mondays, playground events on Tuesdays, workout events on Wednesdays, free concerts every Thursday, weekly Friday Flicks, and a farmers' market every Saturday, there was an event for everyone each day throughout the month of July.
Although July is now over, there are still plenty of recreational activities planned in South Windsor.
Free concerts at Evergreen Walk Park, held each Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., will continue through August.
Farmers' markets, held each Saturday at the South Windsor Community Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will continue through October.
A full listing of events held in South Windsor is available at http://recreation.southwindsor.org.
"We're here to make you active, healthy, and safe," said South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department Director Ray Favreau. "South Windsor is great place to live, play, and visit."