Time to honor veterans

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

There is still time to get names submitted for the deadline of the first printing of veteran names on the monument that will be placed in the Veteran's Memorial Park in Leachville.

Work is underway for the Buffalo Island Veteran's Memorial Park in Leachville.

The deadline for the first printing is April 15. Forms are available at Liberty Bank in Monette; Heritage Bank and City Hall in Leachville; and the Town Crier in Manila.

The Memorial Park, located on Main Street, is for anyone from the area who has served their country, including the National Guard.

The cost to have a name printed on the monument is $35.

Checks should be payable to Buffalo Island Veterans Memorial Park and sent to Maryln Looney, P.O. Box 42, Leachville, 72438; Karen Wallace, P.O. Box 586, Leachville, 72438; or Barbara Lloyd, P.O. Box 474, Leachville, 72438. For more information, call Looney at (870) 539-2220; Wallace 539-2202; or Lloyd at 539-6506.

Work is underway and concrete has been poured and the flag pole has been erected.

This is a great way to honor veterans from the Buffalo Island area.

Wallace said any donations will be greatly appreciated. This is a worthy tribute to all area veterans.

A fundraiser, a salute to veteran's variety show, will be held at the Melody at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. Proceeds from the event will go to the Veteran's park project.

Wallace said local talent will be performing at the fundraising event. There will also be a silent auction.

Plans are underway for a dedication ceremony for the future.

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