Members of the Chic Charity Club presented the borough with $2,500 towards the borough’s 9/11 memorial fund Tuesday night.
The club raised the funds through the sale of the red, white and blue 9/11 memorial bracelets, a fundraiser which was conducted as an effort to help offset the costs to the taxpayer for some of the funds used to upgrade where the memorial which features two steel beams from the World Trade Center has been placed.
Co-presidents Donna Gasser and Maria Alverez and fellow club member Nikki Grasso also presented the mayor and council with a proclamation in gratitude for the borough’s efforts toward the as well as thanking them for allowing them to be involved with the event.
Chic Charity Club members assisted Ray Vorisek, chamber of commerce president, in designing and distributing the silicone bracelets which were read the inscription “9/11 we will never forget.”
Upgrades to the park include new sidewalks, irrigation and installation of electricity so lights can illuminate the steel beams. Part of the upgrades were paid for by a county open space grant in the amount of $18,000. The borough put up about $20,000 towards the project and the sale of bracelets was launched to help offset some of this cost.