Work to begin on veterans’ wall

Published 8:41 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The first stone of the veterans’ wall will be placed in Richard Wood Park in Thorsby Thursday, July 7, said Thorsby Mayor Dearl Hilyer at the Town Council meeting Tuesday.

The stone will be 3 feet tall, 2 feet long and 6 inches thick.

The center stone will read: “Thorsby Remembers Our Veterans for the Men and Women of All Branches of the Military. Thank You for Your Service. God Bless You All.”

The Southern Cruisers will hold a benefit ride to raise money for the veterans’ wall on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the day of the event at $20 per bike. Riders will leave Richard Wood Park at 10 a.m.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Ernie Ragsdale at 205-646-0339 or 205-688-6374.

In other business, Movies in the Park will resume Friday, July 8 at Richard Wood Park with the showing of “How to Train Your Dragon” at 8 p.m.

Hilyer has submitted information to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to request funding for the town’s old elementary school.

The school has been categorized as a “brownfield” structure. A brownfield is “real property, the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.”

“Hopefully, we will receive the assessment grant to evaluate the building,” said Hilyer. “We’re hoping to get the assessment grant and the cleanup grant.”