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Veterans Park, Museum bids go out Jan. 6

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Veterans Service Officer Bernie Ash & County Mayor Randall Hutto

Bids for the Wilson County Veterans Park and Museum will go out Jan. 6 and be reviewed on Jan. 17 with hopes of starting construction in February.

The bid announcement was made Monday by Veterans Service Officer Bernie Ash and Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto during a public forum held in the commission room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

The Veterans Park and Museum project is to be completed in three phases, beginning with the park, then office space and finally a museum to honor Wilson County’s rich history and veterans who have fought for our freedom.

The Veterans Service Office has worked during the past year to raise funds for the project by selling T-shirts, memorial bricks and hosting a bike ride for veterans; however, much of the project will be completed thanks to monetary and material donations that have been made.

“We have had several people to call and ask how they could be a part of this beautiful contribution to our veterans,” Ash said.

Hutto reiterated that several companies have vowed to donate materials to further the Veterans Park and Museum – which they hope to open in May.

The project is in need of metal material, fill dirt or rock and concrete donations.

According to the Veterans Services Office, Steve Robinson of Phoenix Commercial Builders, LLC was awarded the position of construction manager for the project. He was the lowest bidder.

For more information or to make a donation, contact the Veteran Services Office at 444-2460.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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