DELAWARE COUNTY - The first material has arrived for the Veteran's Walk of Honor to be constructed at the entrance to the Delaware County Courthouse. The shipment consisted of flood lights and necessary material to install the uplights for the monument.

A grant supplied by the Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative in th amount of $2,338.00 paid for this first shipment.

The first order of pavers should be arriving before Christmas. When they arrive they will be displayed at the Jay Arvest Bank and the Grand Savings Bank Jay branch. Those who have purchased the pavers prior to the middle of October will be able to see exactly what their pavers will look like. Another 375 pavers need to be sold in order to purchase the large black monument. Pavers will fund the purchase and each sell for $100 each.

Benches can also be purchased. So far, 5 of the 6 have been sold and at a cost of $1,000 a business, organization or family name will be engraved on one side and a message on the other side can be added at no extra cost. Businesses, organizations or families can also support the project by purchasing a flagpole at a cost of $1300 with engraving included. So far, 7 of the 10 flagpoles needed have been sold.

The Jay American Legion Post 195 appreciates any help from the community in raising the funds and getting the Walk of Honor constructed. Pavers can be ordered or donations made at either of the Jay banks.

For more information, contact Robert Lawson at 918-253-6044, Don Murphy at 918-253-4567, Leon Hurt at 918-253-2535, or Ron Cate at 918-253-8502.

"This project, once completed, will be something all of Delaware County can be proud of," said Robert Lawson, project member.