Funds boost village cenotaph restoration

The community has pulled together to preserve sacred ground in Lumby

The community has pulled together to preserve sacred ground in Lumby.

The White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee is providing $2,500 towards restoration of the cenotaph. Along with other local donations, the project is expected to begin next week.

“The community has come together,” said Kevin Acton, Lumby’s mayor.

The donations have included $1,700 from the Royal Canadian Legion, while the village will cover 25 per cent of the $25,000 cost through labour.

“Village crews will do all of the preparation work and they may be laying the brick,” said Acton.

It’s expected that the federal government will provide half of the total funding.

“It looks very good from the feds but their money won’t come in until September,” said Acton.

The goal is to have the improvements completed by Remembrance Day Nov. 11.