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Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Centennial Plaza Flagpole Dedication
June 12, 2016

The Holden Parks Trust donated a flag and flagpole to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation (CCGF) and a dedication ceremony was held on Sunday June 12.

CCGF President Sheila Murphy Crawford welcomed the crowd and introduced Kenston High School junior Anna Truax who sang the national anthem.



Anna Truax

Anna Truax


Following that, President Crawford spoke about the Centennial of the Gardens.



Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Cultural Gardens flagpole dedication attendees


Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc. in Cleveland, told the crowd how important the late Senator George Voinovich was to the Gardens and the city of Cleveland. Chris told how George Voinovich was a part of Cleveland.

See more tributes to George Voinovich from the Gardens crowd



Ernie Mihaly, Carolyn Balogh,Fran Burik and Erika Puussaar

Ernie Mihaly, Carolyn Balogh, Fran Burik and Erika Puussaar


Ronayne told the crowd about the great relationship between the Cultural Gardens, University Circle and Holden Parks Trust.

 Chris Ronayne

Chris Ronayne


He presented a proclamation to Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation President Sheila Murphy Crawford.



Sheila Crawford, Chris Ronayne and proclamation

Sheila Crawford, Chris Ronayne and proclamation

Cultural Gardens flagpole dedication attendees


Chris Ronayne and Sheila Murphy Crawford cut the ribbon at the celebration of the new Cleveland Cultural Gardens Flag and flagpole.



Chris Ronayne and Sheila Murphy Crawford cut the ribbon

Chris Ronayne and Sheila Murphy Crawford cut the ribbon

Chris Ronayne and Sheila Murphy Crawford cut the ribbon


Former CCGF President Paul Burik told about the time capsule that will be buried there on One World Day on August 28, 2016.



Paul Burik and time capsule

Paul Burik and time capsule

Fran and Paul Burik, Dan Hanson, Ernie Mihaly, Tom Turkaly, Erika Puussaar, Sheila Crawford, Teevi Champa and Chris Ronayne with time capsule

Fran and Paul Burik, Dan Hanson, Ernie Mihaly, Tom Turkaly, Erika Puussaar, Sheila Crawford, Teevi Champa and Chris Ronayne with time capsule


The Irish American Club East Side (IACES) Pipe and Drums played at the ceremony.

Irish American Club East Side (IACES) Pipe and Drums

Irish American Club East Side (IACES) Pipe and Drums


They then led the crowd up to the British Garden for the Centennial celebration of that garden.



Irish American Club East Side (IACES) Pipe and Drums


Cultural Gardens flags


See the Centennial Ceremony in the British Cultural Garden

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