SYRACUSE — Syracuse Mayor Eric Cunningham and members of Syracuse Village Council recently recognized Joy Bentley for the many hours of volunteer work she has given to the village.
The playground park located near the ball fields in Syracuse was renamed Joy Bentley Playground Park through a resolution passed at the October council meeting.
A sign at the park was unveiled during a dedication ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
Bentley was recognized for her work to make Syracuse a more attractive, happier place for residents and visitors.
The resolution passed by council stated that Bentley has organized and worked with volunteers to make Village Hall an attractive setting which reflects the attitude of those who reside in the village.
She has also helped to plan, organize, and design the Rizer Park at the north entrance to the village.
Bentley and other volunteers donated both money and labor to reopen the London Pool. Bentley also helps to maintain the Robert Wingett Community Center which she and other volunteers helped to open a few years ago.
Bentley was also the driving force to secure the grant, design layout, materials, and volunteers necessary for the installation of the playground equipment at the playground now named in honor of her.