The Veterans Square Monument Committee invites the public to attend its Third Annual Free Labor Day Concert featuring the Pennsbury Community Band on Mon., Sept. 2nd at 3:30 pm. The concert will be held at the Masonic Lodge, corner of Edgewood and Heacock Roads, diagonally across from Veterans Square Park in Lower Makefield Township. The band is organized by Frank Mazzeo and conducted by Chris Bygott. It is comprised of members of the Walnut Street Theater, music teachers from the Pennsbury School District, and PHS graduates.
Since the concert is free, the committee will be raising funds to build Veterans Square Monument by selling tickets for raffle baskets with items donated by local businesses. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and we will hold a 50/50. If you have an item or service to donate, please contact us at 215-321-9604. There will be a karate demo during intermission by Hurricane Karate, one of our donors.
Funds are also raised through sponsorships. Please consider joining these local businesses who sponsor the event annually: Giant Supermarkets at $1000, McCaffreys’ Markets at $500, and PAWC/American Water at $250. The monument committee is continuing its Stepping Stone Campaign, so individuals, families, or businesses can purchase a Freedom Paver and be a permanent part of the monument.
The committee has raised over $150,000 and would like to begin seeking contractors to get the monument built. We are looking for masons or landscapers with hardscaping experience who want to help us honor our veterans. For more information, visit our website www.VeteransSquare.org or call 267-295-1195.
Yoga-in-the-Park continues every Tuesday evening through August at Veterans Square, weather permitting, from 6:45 to 8 pm, taught by June Miller. Cost is $10 and funds go toward building the monument. Bring a mat, blanket, water and a friend. The class can be held inside at the Yardley American Legion on Main St. next to the train station if necessary. Call after 4 pm on Tuesdays if the weather is uncertain; we’ll have a message on our voice mail – 267-274-1195.