By Bud Gladstone
In early 2021, the MARK Project notified the Andes Town Board that funds were available to be used toward a Main Street Beautification Project.
The Town Board approved the formation of the Streetscape Committee, consisting of Town Supervisor, Bud Gladstone, Judy Garrison, Debbie Abbate, Deb Marmaro and Robin Ciccone.
The committee was challenged with the task of identifying a project/projects to enhance our already beautiful Main Street.
Several ideas were presented, including purchasing new and refurbishing existing park benches, updating our Kiosk, tree planting and a Town Clock.
The group decided on a clock with a historical appearance. After considering several possibilities, Bohlmann Park was chosen as the best site.
Travis Balcom and his crew from TAB offered and donated their services for the installation. Materials for construction were donated by Travis Balcom and Bud and Suzanne Gladstone.
Many thanks to the MARK Project and Executive Director Katie Camillone for securing the grant funding, to Travis Balcom and his TAB crew, Streetscape committee members, Bud and Suzanne Gladstone and Shayne Moshier for storing our clock over the winter months.
Our community will enjoy this beautiful clock for many, many years to come!~