Caldwell PridePublished by Leah on Thu, 2019-12-12 10:42
Going through old City records always takes longer than one would think because we always find something new and interesting to learn about Caldwell’s past. This time, a dusty box was found labeled PRIDE. This box was full of photos, articles and information from the 1970-1980’s local PRIDE Program.
During this period, Caldwell’s PRIDE Group was responsible for a new arts & crafts store (hosted arts and crafts shows), the Border Queen Museum built at the City Park, a new mobile concession stand for the local ball fields, a new wading pool, street lighting; a Jaws-of-Life purchase; school crossing additions and City Park additions included a windbreak at picnic areas, new parking, new restrooms/storage, three drinking fountains, electric to all picnic areas, drainage improvements and new metal playground equipment.
Caldwell PRIDE was also instrumental in the hospital's successful bond issue to build the South addition and ambulance garage.
This is a legacy that would be wonderful to reinvent as Caldwell approaches its 150th birthday in 2021.