On Wednesday May 7th, members of the Springfield Township Community and Springfield Township Rotary Club came together to do a spring clean up of the Flourtown Erdenheim War Memorial. This was a group effort, thanks to the volunteer contributions of many. A special thanks to Wendy Souders, Robin Fittipaldi and Carole Souders Berneski who started the weeding a day in advance. June W. O’Neill who having seen the event posted on Facebook donated all the mulch for the project. Shane Halligan Memorial Fund also provided a monetary donation for the flowering annuals still to be planted just before Memorial Day. Yesterday, Rotarians and local volunteers, pruned, finished up weeding, and spread the donated mulch. The Souders Family, a local military family maintains the site. Their son, Spc. Russell H Souders III, is currently serving abroad on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan and the community is looking forward to welcoming him home this summer. This years Memorial Day Services will take place on Monday, May 26th 11:45am. New names are being engraved this week, due to a generous donation from the Sandra C. Lesser Charitable Foundation. Pictured Middle Row Left to Right: Rotarian Janice Mannal, Mike Doyle, Wendy Souders, Rotarian Dorothea Hatt, Rotarian Elizabeth Shannon, Rotarian Claudia Campbell, Rotarian Amanda Helwig, and Rotarian William Totten. Bottom Row Left to Right: Maurice Rippel and Nolan Souders. Above Center is Ret. 1st Sgt. Russell H. Souders Sr.
On November 11, 2012, The Rotary Club of Springfield Township proudly re-dedicated a new portion of the Flourtown-Erdenheim Warm Memorial along Bethlehem Pike (across from the Black Horse Inn). The new portion of the memorial which will eventually list veterans of the War of Terror was dedicated in honor of Korean War Veteran and Charter Rotary Club Member, the late, Thomas J. Timoney.
Sunday, November 11th 2012 at 12:30pm
Flourtown-Erdenheim War Memorial
(Located Across From The Black Horse Inn on Bethlehem Pike)
The Rotary Club of Springfield Township will gather to rededicate the Flourtown-Erdenheim War Memorial Renovations. In addition, Rotarians will be placing a bronze plaque in Honor of Thomas J. Timoney, Charter Member of the Club. Renovations included the placement of a new granite stone that will be engraved with those that have served in the “War on Terror”. Additional renovations included; all new slate walkways, refurbished benches, upgraded lighting, and complete new landscaping.
A special thanks to Carson Valley School for continued use of their grounds for this memorial.
The Springfield Rotary Club would also like to acknowledge the local businesses that contributed their time and labor to the renovation effort:
Scott’s Tree Service | S.Vechione Paving & Excavation | Littleton Masonry | Dan Collins Painting | Durkin Associates | Gallagher Memorials | Denny Electric | Signs By Tomorrow | Helwig Wood Works | Mongan Property Services | Kreilick Conservation | Rittenhouse Lumber | Frank Duff Electrical Services | Laurel Hill Gardens