The Borough of Clarks Green will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014. In a unique way of combining the Borough's past and anticipating the future it was determined that an appropriate means to mark the occasion would be with a town clock.
The Clarks Green 2014 Clock Project has been formed to initiate the project and help raise the necessary funds. The decision was made that a classic Victorian street clock would meet several goals:
* represent the classic and unique small-town charm of Clarks Green
* be easily maintained and last for generations
* be financially feasible, achieve maximum impact at a nominal cost, and not be an expense to the Borough
* invite and honor the participation of Clarks Green's residents
* memorialize family members and acknowledge businesses supporting the Borough
With the centennial being marked in May 2014, the Clock Project is embarking on a yearlong fund-raising campaign that will ultimately pay for the $20,000 purchase of the clock so that no tax dollars will be used. In addition, monies raised will be used for upkeep and maintenance of the clock.
The campaign will consist of several sponsorship levels that may entitle the donor to select incentives, including a miniature pewter clock replica. Larger donations will receive permanent recognition on a bronze plaque affixed to the base of the actual town clock. All donors are invited to attend the clock unveiling at the Borough centennial celebration in 2014.
For more information on the Clarks Green 2014 Clock Project, contact Gail E. Rees, Chair, at Pennstar Bank, 570.587.0505.