Guthrie dedicates pocket park, hosts cookout for youth

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Guthrie dedicated its pocket park in memory of a longtime community leader Saturday afternoon and agencies and families partnered at the Pennyrile Apartments in Guthrie to host a cookout for local children.

Guthrie Police Sgt. Dean Blumel estimated that 25 to 30 boys and girls attended the community oriented cookout that was a partnership between the Guthrie Housing Authority, police department and parents of the youth. It featured face painting, a water balloon fight and plenty of food.

Meanwhile, Guthrie Mayor Scott Marshall cut the ribbon for Longhurst Park, which will honor the memory of William “Bill” Longhurst, who passed away earlier this year.


Longhurst was the owner and operator of Longhurst General Store and was involved in the city’s development and growth over several decades.