Planning underway for time capsule ceremony

Joseph Bell
Daily Press Editor

RIDGWAY – Organizers are hard at work preparing for a time capsule ceremony at Elk County’s war memorial in Ridgway in front of the Elk County Courthouse along Main Street.
When the memorial was placed in memory of all veterans of all wars, a time capsule was buried behind it on Saturday, May 26, 1990.
The capsule is to be opened this year in September during a ceremony on the courthouse lawn. A new 25-year capsule will then take its place. A definitive date and time has not yet been finalized.
Landscaping was recently revamped in the area of the memorial as organizers begin their final preparations for the event.
“They did a beautiful job with the new landscaping, it looks excellent,” said Elk County Veterans Affairs Director Leslie Neal. “When you drive by our courthouse now, it is just beautiful and it’s what it should be.”
Craig Singer, the former director of Veterans Affairs for Elk County, was one of the organizers 25 years ago for the initial time capsule.