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Centennial group, V.F.W. to team to refurbish town's war memorial

Published June 04. 2010 05:00PM

At Walnutport Council's workshop meeting Thursday night Councilman Matthew Newhard said that the Centennial Committee is looking to team up with the V.F.W. to do something with the memorial on Washington Street that is dedicated to the men and women of Walnutport who served in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

"It's something that needs to be done. It needs to be updated," Newhard said.

The V.F.W. is looking for names that should be added to the memorial. Newhard said that the Centennial Committee has about $14,000 to spend on the project and that the project will include moving the memorial to the center of the property, making the property as maintenance free as possible and making the memorial ADA accessible. Council voted to allow the Centennial Committee to use the borough engineer to draw up plans for the project.

Newhard also said that the Centennial Committee will be holding a short ceremony July 1 at 6:30 p.m. to bury a time capsule in front of Borough Hall. President William Turk reminded everyone that the July 1 meeting will be the only meeting of Council held next month.

In other business, Council said that they're looking for applicants to be on the borough's Recreation Board, which was recently reestablished. Applicants must be Walnutport residents, and they must be registered voters.

Council voted to spend about $2,250 closing up the fence between Walnutport Playground and the shopping strip on Route 145, and they voted to allow the second annual Duane Lucien Benefit Concert to use the fire police for the run they're holding July 17.

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