Work resumes on veterans memorial
October fundraising events planned
By John Faucher
More than 8,000 brick pavers were installed at the site of the future New London Veterans Memorial last week, as construction resumed after a several month standstill.
Crews from Sager Services Lawn and Landscape began installing the decorative brick in Taft Park in downtown New London on Friday, Sept. 9.
When complete, the memorial will encompass approximately 10,000 brick pavers.
Seventeen pieces of granite for the memorial walls could arrive in New London as early as November.
Meanwhile, the New London Veterans Memorial Foundation continues its fundraising efforts with a busy month planned for October.
“We had our best fundraising month to date this past July,” said Jim Jaeger, secretary for the New London Veterans Memorial Foundation. “We’ve had tremendous support from the community on this project.”
He said the group more than exceeded its goals for the 21-gun salute and football raffle held in August.
It is planning a pig roast for Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2 to 10 p.m. at Bean City Bar and Grill.
Tickets are $10 each. Admission included food provided by Hillbilly Bob’s BBQ and music by the Mustard Seeds. The band will perform from 5-7 p.m.
Tickets are available at Festival Foods, the New London Area Chamber of Commerce and Bean City Bar and Grill.
All proceeds from the pig roast will go towards the veterans memorial.
A Thrivent Financial Action Team will provide funds to assist with the benefit.
The foundation will hold a bowling tournament on Oct. 22 and 23, at New London Lanes.
The best three out of four games will count as teams compete for cash prizes in the 9-pin no tap tournament. The event will have two classes of bowlers based on predetermined averages. Each class will include payouts.
Cost is $20 per bowler. For more information, contact Robert Dessort, tournament manager at 920-982-2773.