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Cenotaph champion

Dear Editor:

At the end of August, I received a call regarding the cenotaph in Arthur from an Arthurite who had moved back one month earlier from Guelph.

Peter Broglio was happy to be back in Arthur and wanted to keep himself busy. He had looked at the cenotaph and wanted to do some work on it. Once we looked into it, we decided to go ahead and do what needed to be done.

In early September Peter started to chip away the old cement at the back wall of the cenotaph. I made some calls and got ladders, scaffolding and the tools to get started.

For two weeks Peter chipped away all the open and cracked areas until it was all out.

Once this was finished we needed to get the supplies to repair the wall. We needed to get the sand (from Lafarge), a wheelbarrow supplied by Coffey Construction and the cement supplied by Home Hardware through the Legion.

For the next week we re-cemented all the cracks, filled in the joints and re-caulked them all. Now that this is done, I have to thank all who helped out: Ryan Smith for the scaffolding, Bert Coffey Construction for the sand and wheelbarrow for mixing and Arthur Home Hardware.

Also, a special thank-you to Peter Broglio who, at 90 years young, was more than happy to do this. All this was done by donations at no or very little cost. Let me again thank all those who helped Peter and I for everything.

 

 

 

Ken Engleby,

 
 

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