Monday night at the Clintonville City Council meeting, members of the Clintonville High School National Honor Society were on hand to deliver a check of $300 to the Clintonville Veteran’s Memorial.
Chuck Manske, the chairman of the veteran’s memorial, said of the donation that it’s refreshing to see students take interest in their community.
“We know that there’s support among veterans and among people of the veterans generation, and to have kids that age support a veterans memorial means that I think they’re taking pride in the community and ownership in the community, Manske said.”
Manske added that the city is waiting for a new bid to begin the next phase of the memorial, which will be to build two new wall sections, similar to those already in place because the current plaques have all been filled.
Although they are not actively seeking donations for the memorial, they are always appreciated and he says the city is ready to step up.
“As soon as we get a bid back, then we’ll convene the committee and planning fundraising efforts,” Manske explained of their current process. “We always take donations and there are a couple of donors in the community, business owners that would kick it in once they know there is a focus, or a target goal.”
The fundraising efforts from the Clintonville High School NHS came after they held a pancake breakfast around a month ago.