SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. – Out with the previous and in with the brand new. When the Schuylkill Haven group noticed their beloved clock on Important Road in disrepair, they determined it was time for a alternative.
The clock is positioned close to the put up workplace and the Studying and Northern railroad station.
The previous clock, which graced that house for practically 30 years, was past restore, so the group pulled collectively to buy a brand new one.
Associates, households and dignitaries celebrated the disclosing of the brand new clock final Saturday.
Organizers mentioned the “actual” unveiling occurred a bit sooner than anticipated, when the wind blew away the colourful parachute cowl.
The sudden unveiling did not take away from the celebration.
The occasion included leisure from native a capella group, The SchuylGurlz.
Attendees additionally obtained a chunk to eat within the type of particular clock cookies made by The Cake Execs.
Plus, a neighborhood firm, TB Landscaping, helped refresh the clock’s basis backyard.
Leaders spoke concerning the significance of volunteering, and praised contributors for making the clock alternative occur.
Mayor Mike Devin mentioned in an announcement the brand new clock “stands as a logo of volunteerism and arduous work from many individuals.”
Assist for the clock started in 1999 when the previous city clock, donated by Mary Zwerling in honor of her late husband Dr. Hermann Zwerling, was now not working.
Contributions are nonetheless welcome to make sure ongoing upkeep of the brand new clock.