TIME FOR A PICNIC
May 29, 2017 - Picnic Time
New memorials to POW/MIA and families of veterans partial of Memorial Day ceremonies
Several new reverence installations during Columbia City Veterans Park will be denounced during a Memorial Day rite on Monday, May 29.
During a annual ceremony, members of a Columbia City parks and distraction cabinet will dedicate a slab reverence in respect of prisoners of war/missing in movement and an etched board inlaid in mill dedicated to families of veterans.
The park itself was initial dedicated dual years ago on Memorial Day, though with several extend appropriation and fundraiser improvements, additions to a park have been ongoing.
Columbia City perceived a $15,600 extend from a Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Veterans and War Memorials Grant Program to bedeck a park, City Administrator Leahnette Rivers explained.
The painting of a park, that is reduction than a half-acre, in some cases has been a prolonged — and complicated — haul. When a city’s open works crews attempted to pierce an 8,000-pound stone dedicated to a families of veterans from a dilemma of we Street and 2nd Street, they detected their apparatus was not sufficient to pierce a rock, Rivers explained. Within one day, Tom Fischer, a owners of TFT Construction Inc. in Scappoose, volunteered his front-loader to pierce a stone to a new home in a park.
“He did it spur-of-the-moment to assistance us since we were in a fix, and with a construction universe so bustling right now … to come here a subsequent day and assistance out, that was unequivocally awesome,” Rivers said.
The city also skeleton to supplement 210 feet of split-rail fencing, extend a rose garden, and implement a celebration fountain and custom-made rubbish can in a park. Earlier this year, a city finished a fourth section wall that had been engraved with a names of veterans.
The Columbia City Veterans Park Memorial Day events start during 11 a.m. Monday, May 29.
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