Little Compton to celebrate new rec field

Fireworks, chicken barbecue and more on tap Saturday

By Tom Killin Dalglish
Posted 8/4/17

LITTLE COMPTON — Suspense and hard work dating back to 2014 will culminate Saturday, August 5, when the new town recreation field will be dedicated (rain date is Sunday). 

It will be a ceremony accompanied by some serious hoopla extending into the evening — comments about honorees, for whom the field, tennis courts, and walking path will be named, two soccer games, a chicken barbecue, hot dogs, music, and fireworks.

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