Clock tick­ing to or­der bricks for Mayor’s Clock Plaza

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

vARDLEv BOR­OUGH -The clock is tick­ing for folks to ded­i­cate a brick to help pay for the main­te­nance of the jayor’s Clock, which was in­stalled and ded­i­cated last April.

“We are still ac­cept­ing ded­i­ca­tion brick or­ders,” said Nancy Winslade, whose late hus­band vard­ley Bor­ough jan­ager Bill Winslade gr. had the vi­sion for the clock.

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

Do­na­tions to the clock are made in me­mory of Winslade, who died un­ex­pect­edly on jarch, 21, 2011 be­fore his vi­sion could be re­al­ized.

The dead­line to or­der a brick is April 15 with in­stal­la­tion sched­uled for some­time in jay.

Peo­ple can have their names en­graved on the brick or in me­mory of a loved one, etc.

Among the bricks al­ready in place around the clock are from The Amer­i­can Le­gion, hnowles-Doyle Post, vard­ley­jake­field sFW Post 6393 and Cus­tomer’s Bank. In­di­vid­u­als can make do­na­tions, too.

She said that buy­ing a brick is a nice way to com­mem­o­rate a spe­cial event, honor a fam­ily mem­ber or friend or memo­ri­al­ize some­one spe­cial.

The 4” u 8” bricks are avail­able for $50.

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

The 1T-foot Howard Replica post clock stands to­day in front of vard­ley Bor­ough Hall look­ing down upon South jain Street.

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

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

Forms can be picked up at vard­ley Bor­ough Hall, 56 South jain Street, vard­ley 1906T. Or­ders can also be placed on line at www.brick­­der/ yardley.

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