The City of Wood River is making progress on a memorial for veteran's from the city to be built in Central Park, and recently received another donation. TheBank of Edwardsville made a $2,500 donation to the project earlier this month. The city continues to collect names of those who served, and so far have over two-dozen names to place on the memorial.
Wood River Finance Director Nancy Schneider says while they are still gathering the money to move forward, they are getting closer to breaking ground:
The black granite memorial will be surrounded by the flags and the monument itself will be located in the park near the corner of Wood River Avenue and Eaton Avenue. At this time, only Wood River residents will be included on the memorial, and for more information, you can contact city hall at 251-3100. The Wood River Heritage Council is also working closely with the city on the project.