We are excited to announce The Orange Township Veterans Memorial is moving forward. Local Olentangy Orange High School Student, Amelia Dewey, originated the design for the outdoor memorial. Matt Croghar and Kyle Benecke, also local Olentangy Orange High School Students, came up with the theme "Heroes Not Forgotten." We once again thank all the students who participated in the contest.
The next phase of the project is raising the Funds to make the memorial a reality. Your donation will create lasting memory of those who served our Country in Orange Township.
There will be several ways that individuals and families, organizations and clubs and businesses can donate. There is an option to purchase an engraved brick that will be placed at the memorial, fund one of several benches that will surround the memorial, fund one of 6 flag poles located at the memorial, or simply make a charitable donation.
You may also donate in any increment you would like with the following two options. A special fund has been established with the Delaware County Foundation, a non-profit community foundation that will manage the donations. You can visit them at www.delawarecf.org and click on the PayPal donate button on the home page. At the end of the process enter the name of the fund: Orange Township Veterans Memorial. PayPal automatically deducts their fee before we receive any money. Therefore, if you have a significant gift, we recommend a check be mailed to the Foundation. Checks should be made payable to the Delaware County Foundation. Please note Orange Township Veterans Memorial in the memo line of the check. Gifts should be mailed to Delaware County Foundation, 3954 N. Hampton Dr. Powell, OH 43065. If you would like to make a donation of stock, please contact the Foundation at (614) 764-2332.
We really appreciate everyone who has participated so far and look forward to getting this project underway. Enjoy a video of the memorial by clicking here.
Robert W. Quigley
Orange Township Trustee