Durand Rotary Raising Funds for Sandula Clock Tower Repairs
$19,000 Needed - Give Online or Mail Check
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The Durand Rotary Club has undertaken a campaign to raise $19,000 for repairs to the Sandula clock. Repairs will include replacement of the asphalt roof with a metal roof, replacement of damaged wood sections, and any needed repairs to the clock faces.
Built by local resident John Sandula in the early 1950's, the clock design is based on the style of a Hungarian cathedral clock. The bells on the clock are nearly 150 years old, given to Sandula from the First United Methodist Church of Durand.
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The clock was originally housed on top of the Simplicity Engineering machine shops. After it was removed from the factory and stored for several years, the Durand Rotary Club undertook a fund raising campaign to repair the clock and build the tower to house it. The beautiful white stone tower and restored clock were dedicated by the City of Durand and the Rotary club in 1996.
Anyone wishing to make a donation for the clock tower repairs can mail a check to Durand Rotary Club, PO Box 531, Durand.
Online donations can be made through patronicity.com/clock. Donors of $500 or more will be recognized on a plaque in the lobby of the clock tower.
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