NEWS RELEASE

May 19, 2011
For Additional Information:
Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office
(208) 489-0529


Diane & Winston Moore Memorial Pathway Dedication Set for May 24

Meridian, ID – (May 19, 2011) – The City of Meridian Parks & Recreation Department will hold a public memorial pathway dedication honoring Winston H. Moore and the late Diane Moore on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., at the northeast perimeter of Gordon Harris Park, located at 2400 E. Three Bars Drive, Meridian.

The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the unveiling of a newly constructed pathway sign, which is specifically unique to any other design in the City of Meridian’s park system.  Speakers will include Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd, Meridian Parks & Recreation Director Steve Siddoway, Meridian City Councilman Keith Bird, and honoree Winston Moore, founder and CEO of the WH Moore Company.

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd explains, “Winston Moore has been personally committed to creating high-quality commercial development in Meridian like the El Dorado Business Park, helping the community become an economic engine of the Treasure Valley. The Moore’s have been tremendous visionaries, seeing potential where others once saw nothing, and creating a legacy with positive outcomes for our community. Winston and Diane Moore, both tremendous outdoor enthusiasts, have truly been community builders and are extremely worthy of this recognition.”  

The one-mile bicycle and pedestrian pathway segment to be dedicated runs from S. Eagle Road along the south end of El Dorado Business Park west to Gordon Harris Park and then north through the Gramercy development ending at E. Overland Road. (Driving directions from E. Overland Road:  Head south on Wells Avenue; turn west on Blue Horizon Drive, and then south on Accolade Avenue.  On-street parking will be available along Accolade Avenue and Copper Point Street.)

For further information or questions, please contact Rachel Myers of the Meridian Parks & Recreation Department at 888-3579.

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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit www.meridiancity.org.