Efforts to raise the final funding needed to restore the Veterans Memorial Building will be the subject of a special community television broadcast. "Tri-Valley Community Focus" which normally airs on TV-30 in San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, will now be broadcast throughout the county.
The Veterans Memorial Building has been located in downtown for the past 85 years but has served Veterans from the Delta, south to Livermore.
"This has really been a regional facility, that has welcomed Veterans from World War I, right through to Veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Maj. Gen. Ronald Lowe, U.S. Army (Ret.), an advisory board member.
The renovations, which are slated to be complete by the end of 2011, will include three large meetings rooms that will be open to all community and civic groups.
"You could have veterans holding an awards ceremony in one room, a Rotary Club holding a luncheon in another room and the Girls Scouts meeting in a third room," said Mayor Karen Stepper, who also serves on the board of directors for the building.
The Tri-Valley Community Foundation is now helping spearhead the effort to raise the final $2 million dollars for the renovation. "We know the Veterans Memorial Building will be a center point of the East Bay. We are looking for generous donors to make this dream a reality," said David Rice, president and CEO of the Tri-Valley Community Foundation.
For more information about the hall and the fundraising effort, visit www.SRVveteranshall.org or www.TVCFoundation.org.The show will air on Comcast channel 27, Astound channel 32 and AT&T U-verse channel 99 on Friday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.