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Photo Focus: Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park Ribbon Cutting

Community members from Frederiksted to Christiansted joined the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation for the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday on St. Croix.

The park’s namesake also was on hand, saying, “I challenge young people today to take my name down.” Throughout the ceremony, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., Commissioner Calvert White, and Senate Vice President Novelle Francis, representing Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory, showed honor to Cumming’s mother, Carmen Bastian. 

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. speaks at the Midre Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Screenshot)

The ceremony was nothing short of cultural, with mocko jumbies and dancers dressed in brightly-colored carnival attire.

A young boy admires a mocko jumbie from the Caribbean Cultural Dancers at the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Photo by Source staff)
Sen. Novelle Francis, from left, Sports, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., and First Lady Yolanda Bryan stand for the national anthem during the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Photo by Source staff)
Midre Cummings, namesake of the playground park, gives an inspirational speech for youth and the community during the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Photo by Source staff)

Upon the cutting of the ribbon, Bryan and White joined Cummings and other dignitaries and community members from Children First and Our Town Frederiksted to unveil the sign as children explored the redesigned playground in Frederiksted.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., other dignitaries, and community members cut the ribbon at the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted. (Photo by Source staff)
Children play on the merry-go-round at the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Photo by Source staff)
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Community members from Frederiksted to Christiansted joined the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation for the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday on St. Croix. The park's namesake also was on hand, saying, "I challenge young people today to take my name down." Throughout the ceremony, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., Commissioner Calvert White, and Senate Vice President Novelle Francis, representing Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory, showed honor to Cumming's mother, Carmen Bastian. 
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. speaks at the Midre Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Screenshot)
The ceremony was nothing short of cultural, with mocko jumbies and dancers dressed in brightly-colored carnival attire.
A young boy admires a mocko jumbie from the Caribbean Cultural Dancers at the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Photo by Source staff)
Sen. Novelle Francis, from left, Sports, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., and First Lady Yolanda Bryan stand for the national anthem during the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Photo by Source staff)
Midre Cummings, namesake of the playground park, gives an inspirational speech for youth and the community during the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Photo by Source staff)
Upon the cutting of the ribbon, Bryan and White joined Cummings and other dignitaries and community members from Children First and Our Town Frederiksted to unveil the sign as children explored the redesigned playground in Frederiksted.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., other dignitaries, and community members cut the ribbon at the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park ribbon-cutting ceremony in Frederiksted. (Photo by Source staff)
Children play on the merry-go-round at the Midre A. Cummings Playground and Park in Frederiksted on Sunday. (Photo by Source staff)