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July 2, 2013

Let the bells ring: Town Clock Church to be highlighted during celebration

NEW ALBANY —

The clock faces will be raised, and hopefully the church bell rung as project officials will celebrate the progress of the Town Clock Church project on July 16. 

The New Albany Board of Public Works and Safety granted a request to close the eastbound lane of Main Street near Third Street for the ceremony, which will be at 10 a.m.

Irv Stumler, of Friends of the Town Clock Church, said the restoration project of the Civil War-era building is pressing along quite well. 

“We’ll be complete within two weeks on the steeple itself and the clock faces,” Stumler said. 

Most of the construction on the project to date was completed this year, but the funding push to refurbish Town Clock Church launched last year. 

On Monday, officials with the project confirmed Friends of the Town Clock Church has raised about $80,000 allowing the organization to match the $75,000 commitment from the city. 

Stumler said the plan is to ring the church bell as the clock faces are raised and installed on the building. 

The Main Street lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon in order to provide ample preparation time for the event. 

 

MONEY APPROVED FOR JULY 4 EVENT

The board of works also approved on Tuesday a $988 appropriation to foot fireworks and a musical performer for an Independence Day celebration. 

Though the city’s official Independence Day event will be held this evening at the Riverfront Amphitheater, there will be a celebration Thursday afternoon and evening at Joe Kraft Park. 

It will be the second year for the event, and it was organized primarily by New Albany City Councilman Dan Coffey. 

He said this week that while he enjoys the city’s official Independence Day celebration, he believes there should also be an event on July 4 to honor military veterans. 

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