Jequie Park renamed to honor Belle Ziegler

BelleZiegler_parkdedicationweb.jpgOn November 15, friends and family of Belle Ziegler were joined by city officials at the park formerly known as Jequie, to unveil a new sign renaming the park in her honor.  Belle was being recognized for her community activism, most notably her work on the Independence Day parade.

Helping with the unveiling is Henry Zimbrunes (at the podium), one of the original exchange students from Jequie, Brazil, flanked by Belle’s daughter Dolores and son Doug.

For more on Belle’s story, see the August 2010 Takoma Archives article: http://www.takoma.com/takoma_archives/2010/09/the-shared-legacy-of-jequie-an.html.

(photo by Jay Keller)

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Diana Kohn
Diana Kohn is president of Historic Takoma, Inc., which is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the heritage of both Takoma Park MD and DC. Diana is co-author of Images of America: Takoma Park, a photo history of the town.