Lumby has rallied around a permanent memorial to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Improvements to the cenotaph will be completed by Monday’s Remembrance Day ceremony.
“Council’s hope has been that we receive lots of small donations as a way of showing that the project has wide community support,” said Coun. Nick Hodge.
“With the project ready for our Remembrance Day ceremony, we should reach our goal.”
The total project cost is $25,000.
“I was pleased to hear that our federal grant for 50 per cent of the cost of the refurbishment has been approved,” said Hodge.
Twenty-five per cent of the funding comes from the village, which is managing and constructing the project, and the remaining 25 per cent by donations from local organizations and individuals.
“Donations have slowed lately and we are still about $1,000 short of that goal,” said Hodge.
The project is a collaboration between the village, the Royal Canadian Legion and residents.
“Material from the old cenotaph is incorporated into the new patio while benches, planting beds, trees and a paved path to Duke Lane provide a significant upgrade to this important monument,” said Hodge.
Donations for the cenotaph project can be dropped off at the Village of Lumby office.