Chuck Berlinger Jr., a lifelong Grand Island resident, is concerned the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee will not achieve its financial goal to complete the site at the corners of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road.
This led the member of the town’s Highway Department and a longtime volunteer with the Grand Island Fire Co. to use his wood-working skills to create a woodland cuckoo clock valued at $1,500. After nearly 100 hours of work, the maple and oak masterpiece with a light sensor to stop the cuckoo after dark, will belong to the winning raffle ticket when it is pulled at the DeGlopper Memorial at 6 p.m. Friday, June 4 – the night before the life-sized statue of Charles N. DeGlopper is unveiled.
Tickets are $20 and only 1,000 will be sold. Berlinger is selling them throughout town. He will be at the Memorial Day service on May 31 at the DeGlopper Park, and at 110 Pleasant Trail on June 4 for the Woodstream neighborhood garage sale.