VIRGIE HAZEL McCAIN & WILLIAM HENRY CARTER PARK
A landmark that tells a story of good people!
It’s just a friendly quiet park with a story with swings in the cradle of people having simple fun in this wonderful piece of history!
“Ms. Virgie was adamant about getting this done, William Carter says.” “She never had any doubt that it would get done. She believed in me, so I had to show our community how people can effect change.”
The co-namesake is myself and Ms. McCain, she lived long enough to see the park named after her & I, in this wonderful ceremony, though she has now transitioned on, she gave the park her spirit of life and a sense of perseverance before she passed on.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer presented the park with a proclamation and it reads
WHEREAS, Virgie Hazel McCain has been a resident of the City Heights Community since 1954; and
WHEREAS, Virgie Hazel McCain has made numerous contributions to the City Heights community including being a founding member and serving as President of the City Heights Community Development Corporation; and
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