Dedication ceremony renaming pier for Dolce scheduled for April 21

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A dedication ceremony renaming the Holiday Island Handicapped Fishing Pier to the Dr. John L. Dolce Handicapped Fishing Pier will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the pier on Table Rock Lake. The ceremony will honor Dolce, who died Jan. 2.

Dolce served on the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District Board of Commissioners from 2008 to 2011. While on the board, Dolce saw an opportunity to turn a problem into an asset when he realized the demolition and removal of the old bridge on the island could provide the community with fishing piers at both ends, turning one of the piers into a handicapped accessible facility.

Dolce worked tirelessly to get the idea for the handicapped fishing pier approved by the HISID board and obtained approval and funding from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to have it built. Dolce also helped the HISID board identify many other opportunities to make Holiday Island more accessible and install special handicapped steps at the recreation centerís swimming pool.

For more information, call the HISID office at 479-253-9700.

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