Thursday, December 12, 2013
YARMOUTH — The Town Council will dedicate a granite memorial bench to the late longtime Councilor Erv Bickford during a ceremony on Thursday evening.
The memorial bench for Erv Bickford, prior to its installation on a footpath that runs from Main Street to Rowe School,
The bench was installed a few weeks ago along a footpath that runs from Main Street to Rowe School, said Town Manager Nat Tupper.
Etched into the curved granite seat is the following sentiment: "In fond memory of Erving Bickford, civic leader, community builder, visionary, friend."
Bickford, who operated a trucking company for most of his life, died in May at age 79 after a long illness.
The ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m. The footpath starts across from Hancock Lumber. The council purchased the bench with $1,500 in town funds.