Park Rededication Event Saturday, October 2

Turners Falls Welcomes the Return of “The Spinner”

The public is cordially invited to the rededication of Spinner Park, Saturday, October 2 at 10am. The newly rebuilt pocket-park is located on the Avenue A and Fourth Street in Turners Falls, MA.

Spinner Park was originally dedicated in May of 1985 by local officials, members of the Montague Select Board and former State representative John W. Olver. At that event, “The Spinner” sculpture was dedicated in honor of our industrial heritage and the woman who worked in our cotton and paper mills. Nine women who worked at the Kendall, Esleek, Strathmore mills were in attendance.

The rededication event will feature remarks and a plaque honoring former Town Administrator Frank Abbondanzio, the positioning of a time capsule created by Nina Rossi, and the unveiling of “The Spinner” which was completely refurbished by local sculptor Jack Nelson. The original “Spinner” was created in 1873 by French sculptor Leon Cugnot. The Turners Falls copy was cast in an Alabama foundry, sometime in the 1980s.

The Spinner Park Reconstruction project was funded by a Community Development Block Grant from HUD, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Work was completed by Sciaba Construction Corp., of Walpole, MA.

Posted: to General Montague News on Mon, Sep 27, 2021
Updated: Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Calendar of Events
Sat, Oct 16, 2021, 10:00 am
Franklin County Tech School, 82 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls
Posted to: Town Meeting
  • Attached File: 2021-10-16 Use of Reserves
  • Attached File: 10-16-21 STM Warrant - Final - Signed
  • Attached File: 10-16-21 STM Warrant - Final - with Motions and Background
  • Mon, Oct 18, 2021, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Assessors office, 1 Avenue A Turners Falls MA 01376
    Posted to: Board of Assessors
  • Attached File: Board of Assessors 2021-10-18 Agenda
  • Selectboard Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Mon, Oct 18, 2021, 6:30 pm
    1 Avenue A, Turners Falls and see zoom link under Selectboard Meeting Agenda
    Posted to: Board of Selectmen
  • Attached File: Board of Selectmen 2021-10-18 Agenda
  • Attached File: Meeting Material 2021-10-18
  • Attached File: Bid Analysis - Item 10A 10-18-21
  • Attached File: Single payer report - Item 7 10-18-21
  • MEDIC -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Oct 19, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Town Hall Second Floor Mtg Roomand ZOOM
    Posted to: Montague EDIC
  • Attached File: MEDIC 2021-10-19 Agenda
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Zoom or Dial-In Only - See Agenda
  • Attached File: Capital Improvements Committee 2021-10-20 Agenda