30 people gathered at 8 p.m. last evening in balmy summer temperatures for a 30-minute
ceremony to dedicate the Nanty Glo gazebo, a project of the Nanty Glo Beautification Committee.
The Project, which was in the works
for three years, got its start with a $500 donation from the borough. The balance
of the needed funding was raised through private donations and fundraisers. Remarks,
praising the town and expressing thanks to all who helped support the project,
were made by Tim Houser of Askew-Houser Funeral Home; Barbara Leidy, who cut the
ceremonial ribbon; Nanty Glo Mayor Tim Cunningham; George Spade of the UMWA, who
spoke on behalf of the coalminers, and Barbara Hakanen, who spoke on behalf of
the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Soeicty.
Gazebo was built on-site by Amish craftsmen from Brush Valley, and is beautifully
constructed of stained wood with a red/brown shingled roof. The
landscaping and brickwork was done by prisoners from the Cambria County Jail.
Folk music was played by musician
Richie Frye preceeding the dedication ceremony.
of the Beautification Committee are: Barbara Leidy, president and treasurer; Mary
Dominick, secretary; Donna Kovach, Nonie Kovach, Patricia McMullen, Ruth Johnson,
Renee Bracken, and Bill Martin.
stones and bricks are available in the park area at $75 (engraving not included)
for stones, and $30 for bricks, engraved. The stones are approximately 12 -14
inches in diameter. For further information, contact any member of the Committee.
Barbara Leidy, before cutting the
ceremonial ribbon, said the gazebo is for all the public to use, enjoy, and respect.
No bikes, roller blades, or roller skates are allowed; vandalism won't be tolerated.
A sign on the structure states, "you are being photographed."