Support sought for special memorial
Despite such generosity, funds are still needed and volunteers recently gathered to stuff envelopes for a community-wide fundraising effort. “Even though we have volunteers, we will still have $22,000 in hard costs,” said Doreen Hanson, secretary of the group.
Boyar added, “Building a monument like this takes a lot of commitment from many people but it also takes money.”
People can support the project by making a direct donation or by purchasing an engraved “memory brick” to remember or honor a loved one or to memorialize a donation. The brick will be engraved according to the donor’s wishes and will be made a permanent part of the memorial pavilion.
Donations can be sent to Town of Highland WTC Memorial Fund, Inc., Dept. 911, P.O. Box 91, Eldred NY 12732. Online contributions can be made at http://highlandwtc memorialfund.com. For more information call Boyar at 845/557-8319.