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Never forget
County offers chance to help fund memorial
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The public has a chance to help fund the veterans memorial to be built at Golden Belt Memorial Park. - photo by Tribune file photo

County officials have paved the way for public support of a local veterans memorial.
This week the Barton County Commission approved plans for a fundraising effort by the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee.
Mick Lang, committee chairman, told the commissioners that the initial goal is to raise $55,000 for the veterans’ memorial at the Golden Belt Memorial Park, located north of Great Bend.
“It’s time to start fundraising,” Lang commented.
The committee has developed a brochure that explains the plans for the memorial and opportunities for people to give to help fund it.
Lang said the brochures will be distributed to the public at upcoming events and the committee will also seek to distribute them through county businesses.
He added that the plan is for anything that is raised over the actual cost of the memorial will be set aside for maintenance and for any future improvements or additional development of the memorial.
The plan is for the memorial to feature representations of each branch of military in the nation.