YOU CAN HELP : You can support the 9/11 memorial that River Edge emergency workers are creating from a steel World Trade Center beam by attending a benefit beefsteak next Wednesday featuring popular 80s club band the Nerds.
IMAGES COURTESY River Edge PBA Local 201
The memorial to emergency service workers, with the 16-foot beam as its centerpiece, will be erected at Borough Hall in front of the Public Safety Building.
It will be adjacent to a garden honoring the five River Edge residents who died that day.
River Edge Local PBA 201 collected the beam from a hangar at JFK Airport last fall.
Firefighters, ambulance workers, dispatchers and others have contributed their time and energy into the project, as well.
Let it Grow, Inc., a local landscaping company, has been working with them on the project and has housed the beam until it’s ready to be placed.
WHAT : Beefsteak Dinner : All you can eat & drink (beer, wine, soda, water), tricky tray, 50/50
WHEN: 6 p.m. Wed., April 18
WHERE: St. Peter the Apostle Church gymnasium, 431 Fifth Ave., River Edge
OR: Bring check payable to “ PBA Local 201 ” with “ WTC ” on memo line
Early estimates for the project were about $30,000. Additional costs of preserving the memorial are being raised at next week’s dinner.
All money collected that night will go toward that purpose, the PBA said.
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