Rotary Club celebrates reproduction of plaques at Heritage Park

From left, Karen Caroll, Mary Hogan and Noel Park are pictured in front of a plaque the Rotary Club reproduced at Heritage Park.

The Junction City Rotary Club held a dedication ceremony for the reproduction of some historic plaques Tuesday at Junction City’s Heritage Park. 

To mark the commemoration of the 154th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War, the Junction City Rotary Club hosted a ceremony to showcase the completion of the next phase of its Centennial Project. The project reproduced the Civil War era Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Arch Plaques. The plaques are embedded in a new stone structure, which is located in the park directly behind the Civil War Memorial arch. 

The reproduction of the plaques was a project led by the Rotary Club’s arch committee. 

Club President-elect Noel Park praised the efforts of members of the committee, stating that their “persistence has paid off.” The purpose of the project was to give the plaques a necessary update so visitors of the historic space can appreciate them for the next several years. 

The effort has been a great service to the community, and club President Karen Caroll said she believes the arch project is “a symbol of the city’s patriotism and strength.”

This phase of the project is now complete and on display at Heritage Park. During the next stage of the project, the Rotary Club will give the Civil War Memorial Arch a much-needed renovation to preserve its structure. Those interested in helping with the project can visit the Junction City Rotary Club’s website at cardinalins.com/rothome.htm. 

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