The City of Halsey is honored to be a recipient of a $28,515 grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Veterans & War Memorials Grant program.The City of Halsey is grateful for the partnership of the American Legion Post 184. We also thank the Brownsville Community Foundation, the Central Linn Lions Club, DLF Pickseed USA, Georgia Pacific, Grace Bible Community Church, the Halsey Shedd Rural Fire Protection District, and the Spirit of the Valley United Methodist Church for their support for the project. The proposed project budget of $36,145 also includes volunteer hours, community donations, in-kind donations, city contribution of labor, equipment and funds, and a $500 grant from the Brownsville Community Foundation.The project will involve removing the maple tree from the park, installing a new circular seating area with benches, a new flag pole and lighting, and a new monument in the center of the park. The unhealthy trees in the planting strip on the south end of the park will be replaced, and new plantings will be added to the park. The goal for the new monument is to honor the service of veterans from the Central Linn Community: Halsey, Brownsville, and Shedd, and the surrounding rural area. The project is well under way, and is expected to be completed by November 2017!If you are interested in volunteering or donating to the project, please contact the City of Halsey at (541) 369-2522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.