A fundraising campaign to create a memorial to honor Chloe Clark, the first American teacher in the Puget Sound region and to all women and men who have followed her in the teaching profession is now underway in DuPont. Clark was born in 1818 and died in 1874.
The campaign is now underway and will continue through July 4, according to committee chair John Hemphill. Donations to the memorial will be tax deductible.
This memorial will be funded primarily through corporate and individual donations and some local grant monies. School district funds are not being used on this project, the chairman commented. When volunteers come to your door, feel free to ask questions and please consider donating to this project. The memorial will help preserve the history of our community while adding significantly to the character and beauty of our City.
For additional information on this exciting project and the opportunity to make your tax deductible donation electronically, please check out our website at www.ChloeClarkStatue.com
Others heading the committee in addition to Hemphill include neighborhood coordinators Larry Wilcox and Mike Winkler. Joy Hermann is treasurer.