Picture being on a train about to enter a tunnel. You may notice that the tracks running across railroad ties might begin to look like $ signs. The next major goal of the committee is to acquire the needed 300,000 of those $ signs.
At a church on the recent Memorial Day weekend, parishioners were given a list of members who had died over the past many years. It was both humbling and a joy to remember those lives and what they meant to us personally as well as what they meant in the church and the community. Their lives and contributions need to be, and are, remembered now and for generations to come. Just seeing their names brought back many memories.
On June 10, 2018, at 2 p.m., we are beginning our final push to raise these needed funds. The event will involve music, a patriotic song, some storytelling, promotion of the West Liberty community, and some cool refreshments. You won’t want to miss this event. We will also open the west entrance and the second floor for all to see what has been done, as well as the scope of the project and the potential for its use.
We ask that you be prepared to make a contribution to this project, or a pledge due by June, 2019. As noted in our previous article, the names of those giving gifts of $100 or more will be listed on a memory plaque on public display within the community center. In the spirit of the recent Memorial Day celebration, gifts may also be made to honor a loved one. The name of the one you wish to honor with your gift will be listed on the aforementioned memory plaque.
We anticipate there will be many visitors to the community center over the coming years who will read these names and recall memories of their lives, relationships, and contributions. So, please consider how you might want to be remembered, or how you might want to honor the memory of a loved one. A well-known local pastor once pointed out that work done to build and strengthen community is “God’s work.” This is your invitation to participate.
We hope to see you at 2 p.m. on June 10 at the fire hall. Stay tuned!
Submitted by the Town Hall Restoration Committee