City Celebrates Park Land Purchase with Ice Cream
The Hamilton city council members were serving up free ice cream at Claudia Driscoll Park Thursday evening, August 10, to celebrate the purchase of the park from the National Guard.
Jenny West, Travis Martinez, Kristi Bielski and Joe Petrusaitis were among the ice cream servers near the bandshell at the park at Main and 10th Streets.
The city has been using the land as a park under an agreement with the National Guard. But, when the unit moved to Anaconda, the armory building and the park land were put up for sale. City residents voted to buy the property. The building will be used as a law enforcement center and the park will continue as a park, with the addition of a new skate park on the northwest corner.
The ice cream was served starting at 6:30 p.m. and the Bitterroot Community Band started their Thursday free concert at 7:30 p.m.
By the way, Moose Tracks seemed to be the most popular flavor of the night, outdistancing vanilla and huckleberry ice cream.