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Eagle Ford: Council approves pavilion dedication
Evelyn Drzymala addresses the Stockdale City Council July 2 regarding the dedication of a pavilion in the city park. (Inset) Vinyl lettering on the pavilion raised questions in the community.
Wilson County NewsJuly 10, 2013 3,577 views 1 comment
STOCKDALE -- A miscommunication regarding the donation of a pavilion to the city of Stockdale has been resolved, after citizens aired their views July 2 during the regular Stockdale City Council meeting.
Members of the Stockdale Chamber of Commerce and relatives of the late Steve and Ramona Lambeck addressed the council about dedicating the pavilion recently constructed in the Stockdale City Park to the memories of the couple, who lost their lives tragically last year.
Stockdale Mayor Ray Wolff kept the meeting in order. No one spoke against dedicating the pavilion, built by VLS of Stockdale, in the memory of the Lambecks. See June 26, “Chamber addresses park pavilion during midnight meeting.”
Evelyn Drzymala said a negative cloud hung over the Watermelon Jubilee in mid-June, due to the actions of some during the Jubilee, who attempted to remove temporary signs that covered lettering about the dedication of the pavilion.
Drzymala said the individuals’ actions caused “anxiety, grief, despair, and destruction of friendships.” She asked for a public apology from those responsible to the city and to the Chamber of Commerce directors.
Chamber of Commerce members Jennifer Dillingham and Sherry D. Lambeck outlined the actions leading to their decision to cover the dedication signage, which had been added to the pavilion without city approval, and the subsequent disrespect shown to them and others. Sherry Lambeck said she asked the chamber not to remove the vinyl lettering, which the board members initially wanted to remove. She had suggested covering the lettering temporarily with other signs, until proper action could be taken by the city.
Sterling Lambeck, nephew of the deceased, gave an emotional plea, and asked why the chamber members were against the dedication.
Their “name should be up there ... [the Chamber’s actions] went beyond disrespect,” he said. Referencing the lack of permission for the dedication, he said, “Can’t we skirt that?”
Vernon Lambeck, who built the pavilion, said he “did not want any advertising” for his business, and added, “The [vinyl lettering] will come down when a nice plaque is made ... if the council will allow me to do that.”
“That is all I am asking,” he said, prior to the formal vote by the council.
The council voted to approve the dedication in Steve and Ramona Lambeck’s names. Sherry Lambeck abstained. The motion included a clause that Vernon Lambeck will decide the name of the pavilion; this will be presented to the council at a future date for approval and adoption.
The council also addressed other business.
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