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Vice Mayor Mike Satterfield Mike Satterfield shared the histories of Eugene Pollard, Lillie Wade and the late Commissioner Willie Welch during a dedication ceremony Saturday, June 16, in the town of Oakland.

Oakland dedicates Pollard Park

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 |

Vice Mayor Mike Satterfield Mike Satterfield shared the histories of Eugene Pollard, Lillie Wade and the late Commissioner Willie Welch during a dedication ceremony Saturday, June 16, in the town of Oakland.

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Family and friends gathered for the dedication of Pollard Park and the Masonic Hall cornerstone.

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 |

Family and friends gathered for the dedication of Pollard Park and the Masonic Hall cornerstone.

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A few members — but not all — of the late Commissioner Willie Welch’s family, Shaquandra Turner, left, Willie Welch Jr. and Donna Welch Lewis, gathered under the pavilion named in their father’s memory in Oakland.

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 |

A few members — but not all — of the late Commissioner Willie Welch’s family, Shaquandra Turner, left, Willie Welch Jr. and Donna Welch Lewis, gathered under the pavilion named in their father’s memory in Oakland.

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Sisters Betty Wade, left, Barbara Wade Massey and Katherine Wright stand by the dedicated cornerstone of the former Mount Herman Masonic Hall No. 45. The lodge was built on this land. Their mother was a Worthy Matron of the lodge.

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 |

Sisters Betty Wade, left, Barbara Wade Massey and Katherine Wright stand by the dedicated cornerstone of the former Mount Herman Masonic Hall No. 45. The lodge was built on this land. Their mother was a Worthy Matron of the lodge.

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Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 |

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Commission and staff members celebrate the opening of Pollard Park: Manager Dennis Foltz, left, Vice Mayor Mike Satterfield, Mayor Kathy Stark, commissioners Rick Polland and Joseph McMullen, Assistant Manager Steve Koontz.

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 |

Commission and staff members celebrate the opening of Pollard Park: Manager Dennis Foltz, left, Vice Mayor Mike Satterfield, Mayor Kathy Stark, commissioners Rick Polland and Joseph McMullen, Assistant Manager Steve Koontz.

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