Oil City monument work fully funded by donations

The scaffolding is in place and work has started to refurbish the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the Central Avenue Plaza. The project is expected to be finished in time for Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremonies. (By Richard Sayer)

It took just under two months for an informal suggestion from an Oil City department head that a downtown monument should be refurbished to provoke a public response that will fully fund the project.

"It's being done now and will be finished by Veterans Day," said Howard Faunce, director of the city's public works department. "It worked out just fine."

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