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Memorial Wall Project looking to break ground Oct. 13

DRUMMOND – No one seems to know exactly when it started, but Oct. 13 may finally mark the beginning of the end.

The Lower Valley Memorial Wall Project is set to break ground at the New Chicago Schoolhouse site later this month. The event will be part of a carnival that will run from Noon to 4 p.m. and has free admission. There will be a nominal charge for concessions and games.

The ground breaking for the wall will be at 2 p.m.

Local resident John Spaeth will do the initial work on the footings and foundation of the wall this fall. The Drummond Community Chamber of Commerce, who originated the project, will attempt to complete it either this fall or next spring depending on weather. The project may be completed by Spaeth or by the Army Reserve.

Chamber member Colette Fadness indicated that the American Legion Gold Star Post 125 is purchasing bricks to represent the members of the community that have served in the branches of the U.S. military.

Bricks are still available for purchase by the community for $75 each. They can contain as many as four lines and a maximum of 12 characters per line. CLICK HERE to get an application to purchase your brick.

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