Tree planted in Robinson's memory
?A crowd gathered at Cambridge Heritage Park Friday morning, June 26, to honor the late Keith Robinson, former president of the Cambridge Historical Society and owner of the Old, Odd and Unusual Museum on Center Street. A sugar maple was dedicated at the park by the Village of Cambridge in memory of Robinson who passed away in December. Harvey Johnson, now president of the society, spoke about Robinson and all of his accomplishments including all the work he did to make Heritage Park what it is today. After Johnson spoke, mayor Jim Crouch presented Robinson’s wife, Barbara, a certificate of appreciation.
Keith Robinson’s son, Mitch Robinson, and three grandchildren, Lucas and Dylan Arballo and Keith Robinson Jr., were also on hand for the tree dedication. While in Cambridge, the four men worked on their grandfather’s last project, painting the 1800s-era Peoria and Rock Island Railway depot. They got the back of the depot looking brand new. “It feels good to work on something my grandfather was interested in,” stated Lucas Arballo of Chatworth, Calif. “I hope we can come back here every year for a week and help out at the park, and keep something going our grandfather started.” They are pictured with Barbara Robinson, Keith’s wife.