BROCTON - With a strong arm of support from the community, the restoration and repair of Brocton's four corner arch is moving according to plan.
Brocton Village Clerk Karen Ardillo happily reported during the Board of Trustees' meeting, that to date, the project has netted more than $31,000.
"The Walk for the Arches went excellent. D.J. Hixson-Abram arrived on Saturday at 2 o'clock underneath the arches, and we are very proud of what he did for this community. We want to send a big thank you to all of the wonderful people who have donated, both for the walk itself and for the project in general. We currently have over $31,000 in donations for the arch project, and we are asking people to continue donating as we still don't have a finalized cost of what the project will cost," stated Ardillo.
The clerk was also glad to report that a July 27 pre-construction bid meeting has been slated at 10 a.m. at the village offices, and bids will be opened the following month on Aug. 27, also beginning at 10 a.m.
The following donations were officially recognized by the Board of Trustees: Karen McIntyre's second-grade class at Brocton Central School with proceeds from their quilt project; BCS' Girls' Youth Leadership Group; Kirk and Dorothy Bennett; Silvio and Rita Belmondo; Gail Riforgiat; John Monaco; the Portland Grange; Carole Felmley in memory of husband, Charles; and Butch Morehouse.
Donations received from Walk for the Arches were given by: Donna Paddock; William and Pamela Farrell; Shirley Mae Skinner; Jamie Balles; Maria Steckman; Terry and Sharon Abram; Deb Buckley; Lori Evans; D.J. Hixson-Abram; John Firestone; and Christopher Stanard.