Wesselman Park

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At Montessori Academy, elementary students talk about the deaths of their loved ones through the ancient celebration of the Day of the Dead. 

Learning to cope with death by celebrating Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, these students share stories about their losses. This tradition started when the Spanish conquered the Aztecs and it celebrates November first and second as the day the souls of the deceased returned to be with their living loved ones. 

Postponed ribbon-cutting held at Wesselman Park

Aug 18, 2015

Officials have finally cut a ribbon at Wesselman Park in Evansville, opening new playground equipment suitable for disabled children.

The A.D.A.-compliant equipment is open for kids ages 2-to-6. 

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke thanked Ronald McDonald Charities for helping to replace old, outdated equipment.

The ribbon-cutting was originally planned for last May, but vandalism forced officials to postpone.

Mayor Winnecke says he’s satisfied with security in city parks. He says if somebody is determined to vandalize they’ll find a way to do it.

New playground equipment vandalized

May 22, 2015

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for new playground equipment at Wesselman Park has been postponed because of vandalism.

Mayor Winnecke’s office had planned to celebrate the installation of the ADA-compliant equipment Friday afternoon.

But a message from the mayor’s office says the event has been postponed because the new equipment was vandalized.

Spokeswoman Ella Johnson-Watson says people got into playground, apparently stole some pieces of the equipment, and left a lot of footprints.