Conway continues memorial

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 16, 2006

CONWAY – The town of Conway is making progress towards building Northampton County’s first Veteran’s Memorial Park.

According to Town Administrator Nancy Jenkins, donations and brick sales have brought in just over $20,000 as the town moves steadily towards its goal of raising $100,000 for the memorial.

Two types of bricks are being sold to be placed in the park. The first is an 8”x8” brick which is available to veterans or current members of the armed forces. Those bricks will be labeled with the insignia of the branch of service and the person’s name for a $150 donation.

A 4”x 8” brick is also available to civilians and businesses for a donation of $100.

The bricks will be two different colors allowing the veteran’s bricks to stand out throughout the park.

“We are offering a certificate to those wishing to give bricks as a Christmas gift,” Jenkins said. “This is a gift that will last a lifetime.”

The memorial will take up the entire space beside Conway’s current town hall and will be a place to hold Veteran’s Day ceremonies and other civic remembrances, according to Mayor Brian Bolton.

The town is planning to place the initial order for bricks after the first of the year.

Jenkins and Bolton also encouraged businesses that would like to make a more significant donation to contact Jenkins at the town hall for more information.

“This is not just for Conway, but anyone from Northampton County or who has been here and moved away,” Jenkins said.

The town has already received the donation of a POW-MIA flag from VFW Post #11226 in Aulander. This flag will be flown at the park.

For more information, contact Jenkins at 585-0488.