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1981 Flashback
Construction of Bandshell
Was Big Downtown News

2006 Plans Underway
for Wenonah Park Facelift

April 6, 2006       3 Comments
By: Julie McCallum,
Senior Staff

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April 1981
Wenonah Band Shell Under Construction
April 2006
Wenonah Band Shell Awaiting Re-Construction

In April of 1981 the Bay City Wenonah Park Band Shell was under construction. A full slate of musical activities were planned for that summer's newly-constructed facility by the Bay Arts Council and other organizations.

(Above)A couple enjoying one of the Brown Bag Series'concerts held at the Shell in Wenonah Park in the summer of 1981. The bluegrass band "Loose Caboose" appeared at the World Friendship Shell to close out the 1981 Summer Friendship Series.

(Left)Phil Dirt and the Dozers packed the Wenona Band Shell in 2004

In March of 2006 plans for a renovation for the Band Shell and Wenonah Park were authorized by the Bay City Commission. The project's total cost is set at $3.77 million.

According to The Bay City Times, The multi-phase plan includes many of the things that will make the park a viable economic draw, said Candace N. Bales, executive director of the Bay City Downtown Development Authority. The DDA and The City of Bay City are working on waysto spruce up the park, built on the river's edge in downtown Bay City.

(Above)Redevelopment Plans include improving the riverfront area and linking it more to the park area.

NOTE: This is one of a continuing series of flashback article to be taken from the archives of the Bay County Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise newspapers published from 1976 through 1984 by O.J. Advertising, Inc. This Publisher hopes you enjoy the time travel as much as he does! If Sports Page and Enterprise are the grandparents of our newest arrival - - then they are (as expected) very proud grandparents, indeed.

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