Cheshire Parks and Recreation Director Bob Ceccolini, retiring after 23 years of service, to be honored with retirement party on May 24
The Cheshire community will be losing a special friend as Bob Ceccolini, director of the Cheshire Parks and Recreation the past 23 years, will be retiring May 31.
Ceccolini will be honored for his years of service with a retirement party May 24 at the Cheshire Youth Center on 559 South Main St. from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar.
Tickets are $30 and you can purchase with cash or check payable to Bob Ceccolini Retirement. Tickets need to be purchased by May 21 to ensure accurate count and are available at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Cheshire Community Pool Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ceccolini has been an extremely hands-on Parks and Recreation director many times cutting grass at playing fields and lining fields for baseball or softball games. He always has had an open-door policy to answer any recreational comments or concerns Cheshire residents might have at any time.
Over the years, Ceccolini has overseen the growth, development and maintenance of our parks in town and growth and development of recreational programs each season. Each year he organizes and supervises the start of the Memorial Day parade in town and organizes the annual Cheshire Summer Concert Series in July.
This past year has been a special one for Ceccolini with upgrade and improvements of playscapes at our parks, upgrade of community tennis court surfaces, extension of the town’s linear trail, addition of the electronic sign board showing upcoming community events in front of the Parks and recreation office and the construction and completion of the permanent covering for the community pool.
For more information on Ceccolini’s retirement party or to only contribute to the gift, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 203-272-2743.
Dan Nowak is chairman of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee's Communication Relations/IT Committee, a volunteer position. He is a Cheshire Parks and Recreation Commissioner and has been a sportswriter for the New Haven Register for 34 years.