Please get a hold of Ray Clarke or myself if you are interested in buying a brick for our fundraiser for the Memorial Monument that we are raising funds for right now. They are only $2 a piece and they are recycled pavers made out of mine drainage that has been recovered and treated. My organization will be helping to harvest and dry some iron oxide locally to mix into the base footer of the monument as well. We are looking at many different ways to make this small 3 acre area a "green park" for the public. We need volunteers desperately. We'll be having a cleanup in the Spring at the site and could use people to help for sure. It's a tragedy if this only icon that is left to the industry falls, however, we need to memorialize it while we can before our entire Anthracite History is forgotten. I'm sorry to say it, but our youth and students do not have a clue about Anthracite History and it is NOT taught in the schools. You can get a hold of me at http://www.orangewaternetwork.org
I am also a member of the HBPS Board, along with Ray. Thanks for the positive comments.