Ded­i­ca­tion bricks can be pur­chased for Mayor’s Clock

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA - By Pe­tra Ch­es­ner Sch­lat­ter

YARDLEY BOR­OUGH -Here’s your chance to buy a piece of Yardley.

As part of the Mayor’s Clock project, com­mem­o­ra­tive bricks can be pur­chased and en­graved with your name, or­ga­ni­za­tion, a spe­cial oc­ca­sion or in mem­ory of a loved one, etc. They will be in­stalled in the side­walk area around the new clock, which is now keep­ing time in front of the Yardley Bor­ough Hall on South Main Street.

cunds raised from the sale of the bricks will go to­ward a main­te­nance be­ing es­tab­lished for the clock.

The 17-foot Howard Replica post clock was the dream of the late Bor­ough Man­ager Bill Win- slade Jr., who died un­ex­pect­edly on March 21, 2011.

“Af­ter Bill passed, I was asked if there was an or­ga­ni­za­tion that memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions could be made to,” said Winslade’s wife, kancy. “It didn’t take more than a minute to de­cide -- the Yardley Bor­ough Mayor’s Clock cund.

“This was Bill’s dream,” said kancy. “We fin­ished it for him.”

The clock was ded­i­cated in April of this year.

kancy, who is now co­or­di­nat­ing the brick project, said pur­chas­ing a brick is a nice way to com­mem­o­rate a spe­cial event, honor a fam­ily mem­ber or friend or memo­ri­al­ize some­one spe­cial.

Any new brick pur­chased will be added to the bricks al­ready in place around the clock rec­og­niz­ing the Amer­i­can Le­gion, hnowles-Doyle Post; Yardley- Makefield VcW, Post ko. 6393; and Cus­tomer’s Bank. In­di­vid­u­als can make do­na­tions, too.

The clock, which is ded­i­cated to the bor­ough’s past may­ors, is en­ergy ef­fi­cient and re­quires lit­tle main­te­nance. The Verdin Bells C Clocks com­pany time­keeper fea­tures back­lit di­als for night­time dis­play and is equipped with so­lar pan­els.

If there is a power out­age in town, the clock will au­to­mat­i­cally re­set it­self one hour ev­ery six min­utes.

The dead­line for or­ders is Sun­day, Sept. 30. The cost is A50 for a 4-inch by 8-inch brick or A75 for an 8-inch by 8-inch brick.

corms can be picked up at Yardley Bor­ough Hall, 56 South Main Street, Yardley 19067. Or­ders can also be placed on line at www.brick­srus.com/or­der/ yardley.

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