Thursday, March 26, 2015
     
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS  Marie Ondrus, left, and Irma Leibensperger carry an oil lamp, symbolic of lighting the way for a bright future at Lansford's Kennedy Park, which will mark its 40th anniversary next year but is in need of a face-lift.

It's been nearly 40 years since residents, businesses and coal miners joined hands to create a miners tribute on Route 209 in Lansford.

Today, the serene vista needs a face-lift.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Park is as stately as ever, but needs repairs and a few improvements.

Marie Ondrus and Irma Leibensperger are on a mission to make it happen, and they're looking for members of the community to step forward to lend a hand.

For instance, an authentic coal car is beginning to rot. A few boards must be replaced.