Thanks to a number of business and community donations, the 2013 Concordia Fall Festival will host a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Click to hear KMZU’s Mike Stone talk to chairman Mark Heins:
Heins said they have reached their financial goal months in advance. “We set a budget of up to $10,000 for the event,” said Heins,” The wall itself will not quite that much, but there are other expenses involved. Those include things such as advertising, possible some landscaping expense, maybe some expense for speakers, and so on.”
Heins said special arrangements have to be made in order to host the exhibit. “Plans are to have it at the sports complex,” said Heins,” It needs to be in an area that’s very solemn because it’s a place of reverence. It must be lit through the evening hours, so we can use the ball park lights. We have fencing for security, restroom facilities, and adequate parking.”
The group has now raised more than $11,000 for the event. The 2013 Concordia Fall Festival will get underway on September 4th.