The Hat – Time for Passing- if you agree

March 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm 1 comment


Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

Part Six of this series broke down our Annus Horribilis of 2005. I wont go into such detail for the ensuing years just our Highlights
The 2006 Charleston Village Annual report can be found here

We raised the funds for the ” Archway Gates “ and had them made and installed for Charleston Pioneer Cemetery.

Stopped the importing of RSO’s for profit and one of the founding members of the Lorain Neighborhood Watch Council and more all with funding from the public , in kind donations and volunteers.

BRB Resolution

The annual report for 2007 found us even busier
researching the saving of Veterans Park in 2006– we found this now, City of Lorain, Charleston Village and Black River Township ( settlement) was actually going to celebrate its 200th anniversary. In order to keep record and history “straight ” we chaired and formed a Black River Bicentennial for August 2007- 140 volunteers and dozens of organizations came together. Proclamations speeches and all sorts of happening took place on that August Day, including the first of the carvings at Settlers’ Watch You can find photos of the events here:


Diane Medina and Charleston Village Society won the Lorain County Beautiful Award for the Charleston Pioneer Cemetery

Community Revitalization Award – Any projects that are community driven and impacts neighborhood revitalization such as: Habitat for Humanity or downtown revitalization Projects:WINNER Charleston Cemetery, Lorain

Annual Report for 2008

Once again with donations and recycle funds ( the wrought iron fences around the Charleston Pioneer Cemetery were installed and the flag was raised

As always all funds designated for each project received 100% of that designation

2009 report found here –
I was away dealing with my own Annus Horribilis and the loss of my son who designed our logos, street signs and so much more , but the Co – chairs took on board my jobs and commitments as well as their own commitments.
We held the opening ceremony on August 1 2009 for Settler’s Watch

following the design plans once of Gary Fischer who also designed the cemetery gates

and those wonderful volunteers also found time to celebrate Lorain’s 175 birthday party

To Be Continued

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  • […] Settlers’ Watch, Eric Barnes Heroes Walk, and Admiral King Tribute Site is a huge project and has expanded through the months and years .This site has changed the area and the neighborhood. It has become a place of memory and beauty rather than the dumping ground it once was. The City of Lorain has helped so much , as it is their property, in cutting the grass and cleaning the site of debris, employees who volunteer their time . However, there is only so much they can do , next year the budget constraints will be even harder on this community , the city can only do so much. […]

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