Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE – Friday, June 28, 2019 Happy Birthday, Mayor Converse T he City of Malden and Councillor-at-Large Debbie DeMaria invite residents to celebrate the 199th birthday of Mayor Elisha Slade Converse on Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at Fellsmere Park (Savin Street). The event will include complimentary birthday cake, lemonade – and “shoe”-themed crafts for the kids. Fellsmere Park was established in 1893 with the efforts of Mayors Elisha Converse Good Credit or Bad Credit 153 Ferry St., Everett 617-294-4064 (1881-1893) and John Sleeper (1893-1903). Elisha Slade Converse and Mary Diana Edmands Converse were major benefactors of many of Malden’s most important institutions, including the Malden Public Library (Converse Memorial Building), Pine Banks Park, the Malden YMCA, the First Baptist Church, the Malden Hospital, the Malden Home for the Aged Persons, the Malden Auditorium, the Malden Industrial Aid SociWe Finance Everyone! 30 Day Warranty on all Cars! * Buying at Eastern will help establish your credit * Two locations with over 60 cars to choose from In 1893, Malden Mayors Elisha Slade Converse and John Sleeper worked to create Fellsmere Park. ety and the Malden Day Nursery. Converse also founded the Malden Bank (later the First National Bank), where he served as president for 30 years. This event is part of “Go Local: Converse 2020,” which is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute JUNE 28 | FROM PAGE 1 Historical Reading and Exhibition at the Malden Public Library Friday, June 28 at the Library, 2015 FORD EXPLORER XLT Price: $26,800 * 68,000 Miles MPG: 12 City/17 Highway 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C 300 Price: $25,500 * 42,000 Miles MPG: 25 City/34 Highway ~ 30 Day Warranty on all Cars ~ www.easternsaleseverett.com 5-6 p.m.: Historical Reading on the Library Lawn (rain or shine). Attendees will proceed to the front lawn where local historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Fifth Annual Reading of the town “Instructions.” Ward 1 and 2 – Hosted By City Councillors Peg Crowe and Paul Condon Wednesday, July 3, 6:30 p.m. at Green Street Park 4th annual Middle School Basketball Tournament Family Movie Night Games Inflatable Activity Center Former Malden Mayor Elisha Slade Converse (Photos Courtesy of the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson) of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with additional funds from the Malden Public Library’s Roswell Robinson Lecture Fund. Free food Thursday, July 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Devir Park Inflatable Activity Centers Competitive races Running road race Contests Pony rides Train rides Free food Ward 3 – Hosted By City Councillor John Matheson Ward 4 – Hosted By City Councillor Ryan O’Malley Thursday, July 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Coytemore Lea Park Bubbles Moon Bounce Slide Races Contests Music Free Food Ward 5 – Hosted By City Councillor Barbara Murphy Thursday, July 4 from 9 a.m.1 p.m. at Alex Gentile Memorial Park Moon Bounce Water Slide Pony Rides Doll Carriage/Bike/Wagon Decorating Baking Contest Free food Ward 6 – Hosted By City Councillor David Camell Thursday, July 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trafton Park Amusements Competitive races Running road race Contests Pony rides Free food * A Delta Dental Premier Provider Dr. Mario Abdennour, Dr. Bhavisha Patel, Dr. Priti Amlani, Dr. Bruce Goldman and team. Ward 7 – Hosted By City Councillor Neal Anderson Ward 8 – Hosted By City Councillor Jadeane Sica

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