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Veterans' garden dedication will kick off Delmont Daze

Patrick Varine
| Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, 8:18 a.m.

This year's Delmont Daze celebration will kick off with the dedication of a veterans memorial garden at Eastview Union Cemetery on East Pittsburgh Street.

The dedication is the culmination of a Girl Scout Silver Award project by Rebecca Shissler, 13, of Delmont, and will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.

“It's very meaningful to us,” said Rebecca's mother Andrea Shissler. “(Scouting groups) lay flags at each of the veteran gravestones for Memorial Day, and that's what got her thinking about doing this.”

There are 244 veterans interred at Eastview Union Cemetery, with some having served as far back as the Civil War.

“Rebecca's grandfather is 95 years old and a World War II veteran himself,” Shissler said. “So it's very special to us and to our whole family.”

Delmont Daze will follow immediately after the dedication at the Rose Wigfield Parklet, 27 Greensburg St.

The next meeting for anyone interested in volunteering at Delmont Daze will be at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Delmont borough building, 77 Greensburg St.

Local Boy Scout Jake Oslosky hopes to have his Eagle Scout project — a flagpole and six picnic tables — built and in place in time for Delmont Daze. Council members donated $250 toward the final cost of the project, and the borough donated an additional $250.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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