“This is a very exciting day,” exclaimed Brian Earley, chairman of the Board of Directors at the Hockomock Area YMCA. “We are so grateful for the partnership and friendship of Rockland Trust. This Splash Park will be a great addition to our YMCA, and another exciting touchpoint for the community, providing families with a place to spend quality time together.”
Jane Lundquist, executive vice president of Rockland Trust and president of the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation marveled at the finished splash park and noted, “I remember that large hole in the ground back in October and look at it today! We are so proud to award a major grant to the Hockomock Area YMCA, an organization that has such an impact on the community.” At the end of her brief remarks Jane was greeted by cheers as she turned to the kids and asked “Are you ready?!”
Franklin Town Administrator Jeff Nutting thanked Rockland Trust for “this wonderful gift to the community and the Y. It’s about those kids, not us, and the important family time this will encourage.” Thanking the Y, Nutting remarked, “Every year I contribute to the Y because the Y gives it back 10-fold.”
At the conclusion of the dedication ceremony Hockomock Area YMCA President Ed Hurley noted, “I want to add my personal thanks to everyone at Rockland Trust. We’re very proud of the long-standing relationship our YMCA has with a bank that believes in giving back to the community. We are honored and proud to be the recipient of your support and friendship.” Hurley presented Jane Lundquist a rendering of the bronze plaque that will be mounted on granite in the park. The plaque reads “Rockland Trust Family Splash Park made possible through the thoughtful generosity of the Rockland Trust Family Foundation. Thank you for your commitment to supporting kids and families in our community.”
|Hockomock Area YMCA Board of Directors Vice Chairman Bill Chouinard (far left) and Hockomock Area YMCA Board of Directors Chairman Brian Earley (far right) with YMCA members Aiden Cohen (second from left) and Ryan Martin (third from left)|
|Hockomock Area YMCA members enjoy the first ceremonial bucket drop|
|Jane Lundquist, executive vice president of Rockland Trust, and Ed Hurley, president of the Hockomock Area YMCA, with the Rockland Trust Family Splash Park dedication plaque|
|A community group photo of representatives of Rockland Trust, the Hockomock Area YMCA and the town of Franklin|
About the Hockomock Area YMCA:
Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.
The Hockomock Area YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities they are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org.