Veteran signs project gets fundraising help from the Scouts

The Scouts will be doing a bottle drive in the Rayleigh area this weekend to help fund a veteran streets signs project.

A member of the city’s heritage commission has been working to raise more than $8,000 to add poppies to city street signs that align with the names of the community’s veterans.

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Jeff Lodge said he has raised about $7,500 for the initiative, with the goal of seeing poppies hoisted above city streets by Remembrance Day this fall.

The Vicars family in Valleyview has apparently contributed $1,000.

The city turned down a request by the volunteer group last year during supplemental budget talks to pay for the costs associated with replacing the street signs outright. Instead, council elected to add poppies to signs over time, as the signs need replacing.

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