Monday, October 8, 2007

Almost Finished

The renovation of the Memorial is almost done. The flag poles are up and there are only some minor things to do before the Veterans' Day dedication ceremony on November 11. I am very excited for the ceremony and I can hardly believe how great the Memorial looks. I want to thank the community for coming together with me to make this possible.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Coming Together

The granite base stone was delievered Tuesday and the original memorial stone was placed on the base stone today. The planter box wall is assembled. In the next couple weeks I should be getting the rest of the engraved pavers in. The project is really coming together now and I look foward to getting more work done this weekend.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

A Work in Progress

The concrete pads for the memorial were poured the Wednesday during the street fair by Mark Rodgers Construction. I was very appreciative of their help. The two pads are for the flag poles and also for the granite base stone that the memorial stone will rest on. I would like to thank True Value for their donation of gravel. The gravel was spread all over the site and leveled. This past week I have been laying down pavers and I am very excited about the progress that has been made. I would like to thank all of the scouts and parents from Troop 21 that have come down to help. I am confident that the memorial will look fantastic and with the first group of pavers laid, I finally have been able to get a glimpse of what it will look like.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Progress Continues

The holes for the flag poles have been dug and the sleeves have been cemented in place. The concrete pad will be poured by Rodgers Construction this week. The benches should be ready by next month. All the pavers have been ordered and the engraver has started to process the forms. We will need all your completed forms back by August 18, in order for them to be installed by the Veterans Day Dedication. I am very enthusiastic about the progress that I have been making in both fundraising and construction on the site. I would like to thank everyone for their help and I look forward to continuing my work to renovate the memorial.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

First Work Day

Last Saturday, I removed the old planter box and the memorial stone from the site. I was very excited that I was finally able to do some actual work. I would like to give a big thanks to Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home for removing the memorial stone off of the old concrete base and storing it for me. I won't be able to work on the site for several weeks because I will be on vacation but as soon as I return in July I will be sure to get back to work. The first order of paver bricks have been purchased and are scheduled to be sent to the engraver so we are ready for you to send in your donation forms! The base stone and the flagpoles have also been ordered. Above is a picture of what the site looks like now.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Paver Support Program Information

We have the order forms for the paver support program. Currently, you may pick them up at the Pataskala Public Library, the Nutcracker Family Restaurant, or you can contact me. I will be going to the Farmer's market in Pataskala on Fridays and I will have the forms with me. Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Pataskala Farmers Market

Friday I sent up a table at the farmer's market in Pataskala. I would like to thank everyone who stopped by and made a donation. I plan on being at the farmer's market as much as I can. The Farmer's Market is every Friday in the parking lot across from the Memorial from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. If you would like to see my plans for the Memorial or have any questions I should be there on Friday evening.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

Today was the Memorial Day ceremony honoring our nation's veterans at the Pataskala Cemetery and at the Veterans Memorial on Main Street. I took this opportunity to kick off my Eagle Project-the renovation of the Veterans Memorial.
My plan for the memorial includes replacing the base stone underneath the memorial stone. I want to build a stone wall planter box, add five new flag poles, one for each of the military branches, and two new benches. I am working on a program for individuals to purchase engraved paver bricks to honor the veterans. Additionally, business owners and individuals can show their support and be recognized by purchasing "support" pavers that will border the veterans paver area. I will update details on this program when available.
Some people I would like to thank today: EMH&T for working with me on drafting the initial project plans, Mayor Steve Butcher for his continued support and Pataskala Chamber of Commerce for my first monetary donation that I received today.