Veterans Park Committee Receives $10,000 | News, Sports, Jobs

PHOTO PROVIDED The Renew Veterans Park project recently received a check for $10,000 from the Collins-Toboz Bridge at Bridge Run. From left to right, committee members Barbara Collins, Randy Baldwin, Anthony Ruggers, Tom Collins, Barbara Strouse and Dave Harger.

LOCK HAVEN — The highly anticipated Veterans Park project continues to receive funding as the committee seeks to rebuild the facility.

On Saturday, the Collins Toboz Bridge Committee at Bridge Run presented Dave Harger and company with a check for $10,000. All proceeds from the event will be used to rebuild the park.

It’s just another step in the process, according to Harger, who took the reins on the project.

“Right now I’m in the permit process with the city and their third-party inspection,” Harger explained. “We exchange information on construction materials and specifications.”

The $10,000 comes from the Bridge to Bridge race, held on May 8. A total of 164 registered in the race, which started at Mill Hall, passed through several municipalities, crossed a pair of bridges before ending at Post 1630 Veterans of Foreign War Club.

The money will help as Harger and his team continue their mission. The process is moving forward, Harger said.

“We worked hand in hand with Faber Fab. They’ve been absolutely wonderful and we’re so lucky they’re here in town to run a great feature, the timeline wall. We now have final reviews with the corps of engineers on the locations of everything near the seawall. They were very pleasant to work with. Harry said.

There are plans, Harger said, to move two of the monuments to the Piper Building, where they will be re-dedicated. The Fort Reed monument will find a new home next to the Clinton County Courthouse and the cannon will be transferred to the VFW.

As for the pavilion?

“Unfortunately the WWII pavilion is beyond repair and will need to be demolished, but we will have a very good file of photos to upload,” Harry said.

An official groundbreaking ceremony will be announced soon, Harger said.

Additionally, Harger and his team are always on the lookout for funds. To donate, call Harger directly at 570-748-5469.

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