9/11 memorial garden in Stow hoped to be in place by this year’s anniversary

February 12, 2012 by  

Plans for a memorial garden honoring the September 11, 20001 victims and heroes is hoped to be completed by the date of this year’s 9/11 anniversary. An I-beam from one of the World Trade Center buildings will be the primary focal point of the garden, which is planned to be located at the front of the entrance to the Stow City Hall building. Mayor Sara Drew stated that the project will represent the community’s promise to honor those who sacrificed their lives that day, as we’ll as those who sacrificed their lives in subsequent events resulting from that horrific attack on America.

On February 1, community information coordinator Linda Nahrstedt stated that no funds for the project have been accepted yet because they are just starting to get the word out about it. A fundraising committee has been formed, and members hope to raise approximately $28,000 to fund the project.

Fundraising efforts often require various printing services from local print companies to help get the word out to the community. Services such as banner printing or poster printing are often needed. Another way many people get the word out about a fundraiser in the area is by drawing a flyer, printing numerous copies and distributing them to various businesses and other areas within the community.

The memorial garden fundraising committee hopes to raise the necessary funds from private sources such as businesses, organizations and individuals. Officials want the community to be aware that no tax dollars will be used in this project.