Clock ticking to order bricks for Mayor’s Clock Plaza
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.bricksrus.com/order/ yardley.