READING, PA – The Berks County Monument Preservation Fund will again be organizing a day of volunteering to clean up Veterans Grove in City Park in advance of Veterans Day. The Monument Fund for the past 4 years has ensured that the Park remains a fitting tribute to our Veterans on all Veterans holidays and will be raking, weeding, cleaning and posting signage on Saturday, November 4th at 10am.
The Berks County Monument Preservation Fund will be joined by volunteers from the Reading Skate Park association who have worked closely with the Fund and City on the no skating ordinance which recently was passed and will be installing signs surrounding memorials this weekend to help thwart damage being caused to City memorials.
“Each sign has been designed with a QR code printed on it which will point skateboarders in the direction of local skate parks. We are passionate about our City and want to be a positive force for change. We love skating and encourage everyone to show respect to the memorials honoring our brave Veterans.” Said Reading Skate Park Association President and founder, John Turner
We will also have volunteers from the Wilson School District and the Youth Volunteer Corps. of Reading who both have been very active with the Monument Preservation Funds efforts.
“Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading’s mission is to promote a lifetime commitment to service among youth by offering volunteer projects for youth ages 11-18 on Saturdays, after school, in school and during the summer. We are happy to again team up with the Monument Fund to continue to offer a variety of projects throughout the year for our kids” writes Christie Botterbusch an organizer of YVCR
“As always I am humbled by the support we continue to receive from the community. The brick pathway is completed and we will continue to sell bricks for some time to come to raise the money necessary to continue to care for the memorials honoring our Veterans throughout the County. I hope that even if the public cannot attend the Veterans Day ceremony that they get into City Park and see all the work we’ve been doing.” writes Chad Schlanger – President.