- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEOGA, Ill. (AP) - A group in the central Illinois city of Neoga (nee-OH’-gah) is raising money for a memorial featuring the names of veterans inscribed on tablets along a meandering path.

Organizer Diana Foor tells the Effingham Daily News (https://bit.ly/1vuwNxh ) the group is working to collect the names of Neoga veterans.

The Neoga Community Improvement Society has raised approximately $15,000 toward a $60,000 goal. A spaghetti supper is planned for Friday and other fundraising events will follow.

Veterans can add their names at a project website or by visiting Neoga City Hall. Donations are being collected at the city hall.

The memorial is planned for Jennings Park. Pyramid Marble and Granite in Effingham has been chosen as the contractor. Neoga is about 70 miles southeast of Springfield.


Online: https://www.neogaveteransmemorialpark.com/


Information from: Effingham Daily News, https://www.effinghamdailynews.com

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