Willsboro builds memory wall

WILLSBORO During a visit to his hometown of AuSable Forks, John Manning noticed etched bricks in place near the town clock honoring citizens of that community. It was then Manning decided to bring the same idea to his current community. When the visitors center in downtown Willsboro became a reality, John and his wife Eira brought the idea of a Memory Wall to the town board. That was nearly a year ago and the wall is now a reality. The first bricks were installed by the town of Willsboro Public Works Department in July 2007 and will continue to be etched and installed at least twice a year. At the present time there are 95 bricks in place and Manning believes there is room for 500 total. The project is now being supervised and handled by the Beautification Committee, which is now taking applications for Honor or Memorial bricks. The bricks, which are also a fundraiser for the Beautification Committee, cost $50 each. There is room on each brick for three lines with 12 letters per line. Applications are available at the Willsboro Town Hall, Manning Scaglione Law Office, the Visitors Center in Downtown Willsboro and the Paine Memorial Free Library. Completed applications can be turned into the town hall. There will be more bricks added to the existing wall in early fall. For more information contact the Willsboro Town Hall at 963-8668. This project is a wonderful concept to bring together in one place the names of people who lived and worked and raised their families in Willsboro.

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