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Butler-Huddleston Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Memorial

Doug Harbour, Jan Hall (Not Pictured, Trustee John Lefferdink)

 

Jan Hall, Trustee for the Butler-Huddleston Foundation, presented Memorial organizer, Doug Harbour, with a $10,000 check to help construct the 9/11 First Responder Memorial now under construction at the southern edge of the Big Timbers Museum along Highway 287 in Lamar.

Memorial Flag by Big Timbers Museum

Plans have been developing for over a year for the Memorial, although groundbreaking and some construction activities have only been underway for the past several months of 2017 and this year.

Harbour said the funds will be applied to various operating needs for the construction, “Right now we’ve got the flagpole and the retaining wall up. The next step will be to pour the foundation for the Wall of Honor.  Once we get that poured, then we can meet with Home Depot and set a date when they can help us with the construction.  They’re donating the needed brick, but it’s also a matter of coordinating all the parts of the project.”

Hall explained, “The Foundation believes this is a good project for the whole community and can impact people’s lives for generations to come. We  excited about the project and normally we only give to 501C3 non-profits and this is the second contribution by the Foundation.  We made an identical donation in 2017.  We understand they are getting a lot of in-kind contributions, but the cash also helpful.”
By Russ Baldwin

 

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