An iconic piece of Ogdensburg architecture is in need of a makeover, and a fundraising campaign is under way to help make it happen.
The gazebo at Library Park needs a new roof for the first time since it was built in 1983. The Ogdensburg Lions Club is spearheading a drive to raise $7,000 to get the job done.
As soon as possible.
We got to get it done before winter, Lions Vice President Rose Demers said Monday.
Modeled after the gazebo in Brockville, Ontario, former Lions Club Vice President Gary Guimond envisioned the organization leaving a lasting legacy for Ogdensburg. It was built with funds raised by the Lions and other local civic organizations.
Few would argue that Mr. Guimonds idea succeeded.
Since then, the gazebo has become a landmark in Library Park, home to concerts, contests and, sometimes, weddings, Mrs. Demers said. Its hard to imagine the park without it.
To help raise the funds, the club is selling cash prize tickets for $5 each. There will be a drawing Nov. 3 for winners of the following: first prize, $250; second through sixth prizes, $100 each; and seventh through 11th prizes, $50 apiece.
Donations can be sent to: Ogdensburg Lions Club, P.O. Box 252, Ogdensburg, N.Y., 13669.
Tickets may be purchased from any Lions Club member or at: Kimros Medicine Place, 511 State St.; Center for Sight, 420 Ford St.; and Gary and Aileens Hairstyling, 630 Canton St.
For more information, call Mrs. Demers at 393-6290.