Hinckley Lions donate to Veterans Memorial

HINCKLEY – The Hinckley Lions Club has donated $1,000 for the American Legion Wade Post 598 Community Veterans Memorial Brick Walk.

The gift is part of a pledge of $3,000 to maintain the walk said Lions Club President Bob Pritchard.

The Brick Walk was dedicated earlier this year as part of the American Legion Post 598 Veterans Memorial dedicated in 2012. The pentagon shaped field of engraved pavers surrounds the flagpole and currently contains the names of 100 military service members from several wars and conflicts. More names will be engraved on bricks as the Legion Post receives donations. Contact Paul Noll at 815-286-7131 for more information.

“The club raised the funds from their Cruise for Veterans Night, the Fireworks Festival raffle, Lions Club members and other fundraisers,” Pritchard said in a news release.

The Hinckley Lions Club has been serving the Hinckley community for 52 years.