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Danville calls for donations to complete Vets Hall

Original post made on Nov 19, 2011

Mayor Karen Stepper is helping to spearhead a fundraising drive, which aims to raise $1.4 million for the building, and hopes to reach much of the goal at a pre-opening gala event scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Danville Town Hall.

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Posted by TL Nelson
a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I still think that the sacrifice of our heritage trees for a few more square feet of floor space was the wrong decision. I don't plan to ever set foot in this building .. the loss to the community was far beyond the value it brings.

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Nov 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Dear Editor,

If all the unnecessary veterans our country created since Viet Nam came together and raised the $8.5 million, do you think we could simply tear the Vets Hall down and plant Redwood Trees as part of a "reflection area" in Old Town? Simply imagine the greater purpose of being able to sit quietly in a Redwood Grove and consider "What the Hell were we doing in someone else's country anyway?

Too obvious a question? Did Walnut Creek get it right by tearing down the sad memories left unanswered in their Veterans' Hall?

Of Ralph wondering, with a sad smile

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Posted by George Wilcox
a resident of Danville
on Nov 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I know the veterans groups have donated a lot of money,to the vets. hall what about the senior group have they donated at all.

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Posted by Skeptic
a resident of John Baldwin Elementary School
on Nov 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

In a tough economy it would seem city fathers would'nt enter a venture like buiding the Hall knowing they are 25% short of funds-did I miss something?