Students donate to Veterans Memorial fund

Students in Stephanie Murphy's English classes raised almost $250 for the Bandon Veterans Memorial fund by raffling a chance to throw a pie in the face of their teacher. The class also raised money last year and helped with the annual Bandon Veterans photo in the BHS gym on Friday, Nov. 3. Above, Murphy hands a check to Veterans Memorial project member Bill Smith.

Amy Moss Strong, Bandon Western World

BANDON - The Bandon Veterans Memorial, an effort that began last year, will be sited on city property in City Park where the Blue Star Memorial Highway memorial is located.

The Veterans Memorial group, consisting of representatives of the VFW, American Legion, Lions Club and City of Bandon has decided on a preliminary design which was submitted by Bandon High School students.

The design will consist of engraved bricks with names of those memorialized cemented to a 6-foot wall on a platform behind the Blue Star Memorial. The group is still working out design details and timeline and is in the fundraising stage. Grants will also be sought. 

The Veterans Memorial group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall and those interested are welcome to attend. To donate, make checks out to the Memorial Donation Account and drop them off or mail them to the Bandon VFW. 

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