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Warrenton lake to be named after former Councilman Dennie Sutherland

Friday, Mar. 29 | By Staff
Dennie Sutherland
Warrenton officials and residents will dedicate the Warrenton Sports Complex on Sunday, May 5.
The Town of Warrenton will dedicate the lake at the Warrenton Sports Complex to its beloved former town councilman and recreation committee member Dennie Sutherland on at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

The lake is located in the Warrenton Sports Complex located at 800 Waterloo Road. Town council members, town staff and the Sutherland family will be present at the event.

The public is encouraged to attend and help celebrate the memory of Sutherland and the legacy he left behind.

He was a strong advocate for parks and recreation in the Warrenton community and was instrumental in helping to develop many of the amenities now located at the Warrenton Sports Complex.

The officials hope the dedication of “Lake Dennie” will help not only commemorate his amazing work, but will also help the community to remember his warm, kind and selfless spirit.

The Warrenton Sports Complex features seven rectangular playing fields (www.atheycomplex.org), paved hiking paths, an inline skating rink, the Warrenton Skate Park, the new Claude Moore Fun For All Playground as well as the Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF).

Sutherland passed away on Aug. 10, 2010 at the age of 64, just weeks before the completion of the Fun For All Playground for which he was so dedicated to helping bring to life.

He worked for many years as the manager of The Paint Shop in Warrenton and more recently worked with Piedmont Dispute Resolution in Warrenton and the Restorative Justice Program in Prince William County.

He also was a serving member of the Warrenton town council of Warrenton and the town recreation committee.
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