Quarryville's Lions Club is working on plans to add another memorial to one of the borough's parks.
The memorial will list the names of local residents killed in action during the Korean and Vietnam wars as well as the more recent wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Lions to host veterans at annual dinner
Air Force veteran and former WGAL-TV anchor Dick Hoxworth will be the guest speaker at the Veterans' Day dinner hosted by two local Lions Clubs.
Organizations across the Southern End are planning Veterans Day commemorations.
There are two events planned for Saturday, November 8.
The Quarryville Lions Club will host a ceremony at the entrance to Memorial Park, S. Lime St., Quarryville, at 10 a.m. This will be the first Veterans Day commemoration in Quarryville in recent years.
Although the pillars flanking the entrance to Quarryville's Memorial Park have been restored, members of a local club think there is more work to be done.
The pillars were rebuilt a year ago and rededicated last November. Those pillars carry the names of men who were killed in World War I and World War II.
The restoration work began in the fall of 2012.
Quarryville held its first Memorial Day commemoration in 20 years.
Members of the Quarryville Lions Club will host a Memorial Day commemoration on Monday, May 26.
This will be the community's first formal commemoration since a Memorial Day parade was cancelled nearly two decades ago.
"We've been talking about this as something we should do since the memorial pillars were renovated," said Joanne Black, the club's past president.
Using funding from two grants, the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society is working to make its archives more accessible to researchers.
The grants came from the Sons of the American Revolution and the Quarryville Lions Club.
When the work began last year, organizers expected repairs to the granite pillars at Quarryville's Memorial Park would cost about $6,000.
That estimate was low.
"We're close to $25,000 now," said Joanne Black, chair of the Quarryville Lions Club committee that's overseeing the work.
The two granite pillars and the patios around them were in much worse condition than originally thought.