Proctor Memorial Park

Committee Meeting

April 23, 2008



Maribeth Alspach opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. and welcomed all members to the meeting.  We had fourteen people in attendance.  Steve Beauprez and Greg Baker for the Whiteland VFW were in attendance for the first time.


Financial Report

Revenue to date is $63,677.67.


Memorial Brick Order Request

Maribeth asks the committee about a request she has received from Mayor Paris’s office in Franklin.  The City would like to order a paver in Memory of all Franklin Veterans.  Committee advises that would be more appropriate for a Memory Stone or a bench but not a paver.  Maribeth will notify Zach Burton in Mayor Paris’s office.



Joe’s Crab Shack

Beth Burroughs states Corporate is the problem in us not receiving our proceeds. The Greenwood Store has submitted the documentation and payment request 3 times.


Charity Ride – Saturday, April 26, 2008 10 -7

            Food – Maribeth advises we still need 400 hamburgers & 200 pounds of potato salad.  Tom Bland adds we need more hamburger buns for the hog roast as well.  Maribeth will get these things purchased or donated and delivered to the Eagles.

            T-Shirts.  715 T-shirts have arrived.  Extras will be sold at the Ride for $10.00 each.

Atterbury Ceremony – CW5 Frank Vaughn will have a speaker at the Firing Range for the ceremony on April 26th.  Tom Bland has also asked DNR to say something as they will be unveiling their monument that day.  Tom adds that the Patriot Guard plans

to be at Atterbury to line the road with flags as the riders arrive.  Tom has a photographer scheduled for this event. 

Games – Scott & Maribeth will deliver the games to the Eagles and are picking up prizes from McDonald’s.

Auction – we are still collecting items for the auction.    Findley Brothers Auction Service will conduct a live auction around 5:30 p.m.  Several other items will be available as well and can be purchased through a silent auction on the 26th.

Military Rock Climbing Wall – CW5 Frank Vaughn has reserved this item and the necessary personnel to have this interactive display at the Charity Ride.


Atterbury Shooting Contest

This National Skeet Shoot will be held on April 26th & 27th.  They are promoting

this event in Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana.  Proceeds will go to Proctor Park – the Charity Ride will be stopping at the Firing Range on the 26th

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Dedication Ceremony – May 3, 2008

            The Dedication Ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. Those participating in the ceremony will meet here at the Town Hall at 1:15 and will be transported to the park around 1:30 p.m.  The Honor Guard members will meet at the VFW and ride over together in a van and arrive around 1:30 as well.  Maribeth distributes a thank you list and asks all committee members to review it and call her tomorrow with any corrections and/or additions.


Meeting Schedule


There is not another meeting scheduled at the time.  Marshal Stephenson will try and coordinate a brief meeting with the participants for sometime next week. 


Being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Maribeth Alspach