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Help Raise Funds for Beaumont's Public Safety Memorial

The city of Beaumont is hosting a fundraising dinner this Friday to help raise money for the new memorial.

The city of Beaumont is asking residents to come out and help support a new project that will honor local firefighters and police officers who have passed away.

The Public Safety Memorial will officially break ground Friday night, at a chili dog  fundraising dinner, according to city spokeswoman Ashley Starr.

The memorial-- which will be located on the front lawn of Civic Center, across from the Veteran's Memorial-- is being built via public donations and city money, Starr said.  So far, $2,500 has been raised, but organizers are hoping that more will come out of Friday's event.

"Community members are encouraged to come out and meet your local firemen and police officers, visit the memorial site, and view the memorial design," Starr said.

Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the Beaumont Civic Center, Albert A. Chatigny Community Recreation Center, Beaumont Police Department, and Fire Station 1.  All proceeds are set to go towards the memorial.

You can also buy your tickets at the event, or just show up to see the memorial information and not eat.

The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., goes until 8 p.m., and will be held at the Beaumont Civic Center, 550 E. 6th Street.

Residents can also help out with the cost of the project by purchasing a $100 brick to be included in the design.  Those bricks will be available for purchase at the dinner-- but there are only about 40-50 available, according to Starr.

Sheri Davis October 19, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Isn't there supposed to be a Pass Transit bus shelter going up in front of the Civic Center???? Instead of continuing to keep/use the one located on the Frijoles parking lot corner...
Roger Berg October 20, 2012 at 02:26 AM
This was a great event. A lot of money was raised for the memorial. Councilman Fox did a great job in auctioning off raffle items to help with the memorial cost.

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