On June 9, American Legion Post 72 will honor the late Ron Parks by rededicating Veterans Park as the Ron Parks Memorial Veterans Park. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. in Byng.

Parks was the driving force behind cleaning, installing lighting, installing barbecues, having trees trimmed and keeping the park mowed. He insured the park is a place of beauty, a spot that families can enjoy, an area the town can be proud of, Legion officials said.

Parks was a United States Army veteran, a member of The American Legion. He often volunteered to help in ways no one noticed.  He was proud to be an American, an Oklahoman and of his Byng heritage.

A monument has been added to the existing ones, renaming the park.  Join in the rededication of The Ron Parks Memorial Veterans Park. For more information, phone Susie, American Legion Post 72, Office: 580-436-1666, Cell 580-320-6951

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