Great Lakes Real Estate recently donated a bench to the International Peace Garden located between Center Street and Ridge Street. GLRE contributed the piece of furniture upon learning during the Memorial Day parade preparations there was a need.
Pictured are Bruce Andrews, Bonnie Myers, Jeff Frazier, Mary Ann Zahradnik, Michael Jones, Fred Blue, Inga Edelsward, Pat Dettinger, Jodi Collins, Colleen Thurman, Judy Clark, Stan Jablonski and Dido Mazzitelli
"When there is a need, Bruce usually does what he can to help out. It is our community, too, so we want to help continue making it the best ever!" said agency marketing officer Myers.
In the next few weeks, the bench will be painted with a yellow peace sign, plus identified with a donation placard.
In 2017, GLRE has participated in events or donated to the Memorial Day parade, the Youngstown St. Patrick's Day parade, the Northwest (Lewiston) Jazz Festival, the Youngstown Falkner Park concert series, the Niagara County Peach Festival and Habitat for Humanity.