Park Behind Montlieu Academy will be named for Garry Burnett: HP Enterprise

The small park behind Montlieu Math & Science Academy will be named in honor of the late Garry Burnett, former school board member and the late director of the High Point Parks & Recreation Department.

Burnett passed away in 2004 at the ripe young age of 57. See High Point Enterprise story here.

An excerpt:

The school board voted unanimously at the start of Thursday’s meeting to put the naming of the new park at Montlieu Elementary out for public comment. The High Point community is planning next month a special park opening in Burnett’s honor. His wife and son attended the school board meeting on Thursday along with High Point businessman Ed Price, who helped organize the pro­posal on behalf of the Burnett family.
“You’re talking to the Garry Burnett fan club here,” Chair­man Alan Duncan said as the family addressed the board.

E.C. 🙂

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3 Responses

  1. Garry seemed like a nice man and this is a nice tribute to him. I will never understand though why he sat on the School Board while his child attended Greensboro Day School. That seems a little hypocritical to me.

  2. I had a chance to meet him while I was on staff for the HP Enterprise and was a very soft spoken gentleman. He is still missed by many.

  3. The attendance of Garry Burnett’s child to Greensboro Day School should not be an issue, but moreso, what did “he” do for the community? Garry worked tirelessly to help improve in any way that he could. His reputation speaks for him and to honor by naming the park is a great tribute.

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