Village Foundation Memorial Day Program to Honor John Matyas & Harkness Family

The Village Foundation will host its annual ceremony to install and dedicate a permanent bronze plaque honoring The John Harknett Family and a plaque memorializing the life of John Matyas, by his family.  The ceremony will take place in Cahoon Park at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day (May 26) across the street from the Gazebo under the tent immediately following the Memorial Day Service. Friends of the Matyas and Harknett families and the public are invited to attend the annual ceremony and to view the plaques to be installed on the footbridge

Program chairman, Gary Heldt announced that TV personality, Jon Loufman will emcee the program. The Bay High Honors Quartet under the direction of Ms. Carrie Singlar, with Marla Seicean – violin, Jordann Schach – violia, Annamarie McGuire – viola and Aubrey Theobald – cello. will play.. Tenor, Troy Ayers II will sing. Three lucky students will be awarded scholarships and several volunteer groups will receive grants. This sharing of funds would not be possible without the generosity of Bay Village Residents.

2015, the 20th anniversary of the founding of The Bay Village Foundation, would be an excellent time to honor family or friends with a permanent bronze plaque. The Village Foundation plaque program was established as a way for families and friends to give enduring recognition to Bay citizens in one central place.  Donors that contribute at the level of $2500 or more may request a plaque to honor the life work of Bay Village residents living or dead.

For more Information about The Village Foundation, the grant application process or contributions towards a plaque please call 440- 899-3490.  Applications for scholarships and guidelines for proposals are available

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