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Statue of DWI victim unveiled in Huntington Town park

John Titcomb, surrounding by family, elected officials and

John Titcomb, surrounding by family, elected officials and members of the local sports community, gives a speech at the opening ceremony of Breezy Park, an athletic facility dedicated in the name of his daughter, Brianna, who was killed by a drunken driver at age 13 in 2005. (Oct. 23, 2011) Credit: Alexi Knock

A statue of a Lloyd Harbor girl killed by a drunken driver was unveiled this month at the Huntington Town park that carries her name.

Town Supervisor Frank P. Petrone was joined by family, friends and members of the Cold Spring Harbor Soccer Club at Breezy Park — named in memory of Brianna “Breezy” Titcomb.

Brianna, 13, was killed in 2005 by a drunken driver while on vacation with her family in Texas.

The sculpture, by Massachusetts-based artist Michael Alfano, was commissioned by Brianna’s parents, Dawn and John Titcomb, and depicts the teen in her soccer uniform, kicking a soccer ball.

Breezy Park was built on the site of the former Mohlenhoff property. The property originally was slated to become a bus depot and repair yard for the South Huntington School District.

But through the efforts of residents and the Cold Spring Harbor Soccer Club leadership, the Huntington Town board was able to acquire the property in partnership with Suffolk County through the town’s Open Space Preservation Program.

The park, located at Oakwood Road and West Rogues Path, was constructed with a combination of town funds and a $1 million private donation from Joe and Nikki Gregory, friends of the Titcomb family.

The park features two synthetic athletic fields, a practice area, a playground and a comfort station and concession building.

Above: John Titcomb, surrounding by family, elected officials and members of the local sports community, gives a speech at the opening ceremony of Breezy Park, an athletic facility dedicated in the name of his daughter, Brianna, who was killed by a drunken driver at age 13 in 2005. (Oct. 23, 2011)

 

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