SIMONTON, TX…Two years ago, along with his wife Joyce and daughter Laura, Dr. Harold Daily of Houston donated more than 68 acres of land for a park in north Fort Bend County. A native of Simonton, Dr. Daily provided the land for the specific purpose of establishing a park and nature preserve, to a rapidly-growing county in need of recreational and green space.
On Saturday, October 6, the first step in park construction will take place with the dedication of the land, officially designating it as the Abe & Lizzie Daily Park. The ceremony will take place at 11 am at 4026 Nails Road, Simonton.
According to Fort Bend County officials, plans for the park include at least four baseball diamonds, two soccer fields and a nature preserve along land bordering the Brazos River.
Abe and Lizzie Daily emigrated from Eastern Europe in the early 1900’s in order to escape persecution and have a better life in America. They married in 1915 and lived in Simonton, where Abe operated the Daily Brothers General Store, as well as farmed the land. Abe and Lizzie Daily raised five children, Sylvia, Robbie, Harold, Abe Jr. and Dorothy in Simonton and were known throughout the area for their kindness and generosity to those in need.
Four generations of the Daily family will be on hand for the event. The family would like to invite members of the community to join the celebration on Saturday, October 6 at 11 am.