Gowanda Fire to hold groundbreaking ceremony

GOWANDA – The Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Firemen’s Memorial Walkway on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The ceremony will take place in front of the fire hall, 230 Aldrich St.

The ceremony will also be the kickoff for the “Buy a Brick Campaign” for the walkway.

The proceeds from the sale of these bricks will help defray the cost of the project.

The department will erect a memorial sign which will remain visible for years to come.

Brick pavers are a unique way for residents to make a lasting mark on the community.

Bricks can be engraved with your name, your family name, your fire department or commercial business logo or purchased in remembrance of someone you love as an honored memorial.

The brick will be laser engraved with your distinctive text and proudly installed for public display.

The patented laser engraving process will ensure that your words will stand the test of time.

The support of the local community is the life blood of any fire department, but when you donate a brick paver to the project, you are supporting the members of the Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department and auxiliary – past, present and future – expressing your appreciation for their service dedication and sacrifice to the community who protect us all, the citizens, on a daily basis.

Brick pavers are available in two sizes, corresponding to your choice of donation. A 4- by 8-inch brick will cost $40 and an 8- by 8-inch brick will cost $50.

The Gowanda Fire Department, Auxiliary and memorial committee came together with these plans which include the restoration of the fire bell.

For more information, contact Gordon Ackler at 949-5779, Bob Coudrey at 532-9502 or John Walgus at 532-3527.