City of Green Plans the First Responders Monument Dedication Ceremony
for September 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Green, OH – The City of Green invites the community to the dedication ceremony of the First Responders Monument at the Green Veterans Park, 1900 Steese Road, on Monday, September 11 at 11:30 a.m.
“September 11 has become a day to remember, honor and thank our first responders for their dedication to protect and serve, so it is fitting to dedicate this monument to their service on this day,” said Mayor Gerard Neugebauer.
Fire Chief Jeff Funai, Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry and Mayor Gerard Neugebauer will speak at the dedication. Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served at Fire Station #1, 4200 Massillon Road. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Fire Station.
Since March, the City, through the help of volunteers, has raised $63,000 of the $125,000 needed to complete the Veterans Park and the First Responders Monument. An additional $50,000 has been pledged.
To date, more than $31,000 has been donated by business and individuals including the following: Timken Foundation ($7,500); CAM, Inc. ($5,000); PDS Capital Management LLC ($5,000); First Energy Foundation ($5,000); Orion Construction ($4,000); Portage Lakes Rowing Association ($4,000); EDG ($3,000); Marhofer Chevrolet ($1,000); Kisling, Nestico & Redick ($1,000); Novus Clinic ($1,000); and Dale and Wendy Brott ($1,000).
Money was also raised through fundraising events and paver sales. In addition Green Fire Woman’s Auxiliary raised $5,200 through the sale of t-shirts.
“Thanks to all those who volunteer their time to organize and plan events to raise money for this monument and to help us complete the final phase of the veterans’ park,” said Neugebauer.
A few final fundraisers are planned to help the City reach its goal of raising $125,000 including:
Green Local Schools is hosting a First Responders and Veterans Appreciation Night on Friday, September 8 at the Green Bulldogs home football game, Green Memorial Stadium. The evening will include a food truck round-up from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Central Park, recognition to all veterans and first responders in attendance at the football game at half-time, and a raffle to win two round-trip airline tickets on Spirit Airlines. Raffle tickets will be sold during the Food Truck Roundup for $10 each with a maximum of 100 tickets to be sold. The winner will be chosen during half-time. Winner does not need to be present.
Paver sales are available ranging from $50-$455, depending on the paver size and inscription. Pavers purchased between now and mid-October will be installed by Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The City of Green sells pavers through its Parks and Recreation office, 1755 Town Park Blvd, throughout the year, but only installs new pavers twice a year for Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
For complete details and updates on fundraising activities, visit http://www.cityofgreen.org/veteran-park-fundraising-events
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org or follow us @Cityofgreen on Twitter or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio