On Wednesday, Nov. 30, a dedication was held at the Pocket Park honoring Harry T. Methvin. Numerous family members, and friends of Methvin met at the park to witness the dedication. A nephew of Harry’s, Vance Perkins, led off the dedication by talking about his Uncle Harry, telling stories about him and ending by reading a poem written for Harry.
Next, Major Jerry Bell gave a short talk about his friend of 72 years, Harry, and stated that he has cried a million tears for Harry but now has accepted that Harry is in a better place.
Mayor Riley Smith gave a short talk about the dedication of the Pocket Park as a memorial for Harry and what Harry meant to the city. A banner was revealed honoring Harry and then Mayor Smith related that this banner was temporary and that a more permanent marker was to be purchased to honor Harry.
Bro. Amos Jones then gave an emotional talk about what Harry meant to him and how Harry helped him through some hard times when his wife passed.
After the ceremony, friends and family members assembled at City Hall where they were treated to coffee and a cake featuring Harry’s photo on the cake.
Harry’s family would like to thank the ladies at city hall for putting this reception on. Many of the family members also thanked Mayor Smith for his role in honoring Harry.
Harry was such an important employee for the city of DeQuincy and took his job very seriously when it came to the beautification of our parks. Harry will be missed. Our pocket park will now be named the Harry T. Methvin Pocket Park.