Alvin Corenblum Scott Herlick
February was a record setting month for the Urn Project. We had two after 4 pm sessions that together produced 67 standard urns. All of them were acceptable and most of them were excellent.
Our group included many of our most accomplished members assisting with the production. Alvin Corenblum was there to lead us with his enthusiasm Dave Adamovich, Bob Berhens, Charlie Murphy, Scott Miller, Dan Rozko and Fred Huber manned jointer, planer and the table saws. Tim Landsford and Carmen Raymond took care of the tops at the shaper.
Cindy Boucher, Nancy Blackmore and Linda Davies did a great job assisting all around. Judi Meyers and Connie Macco assisted the production until the first units were completed and then started gluing up the basic box and then supervised the others as they were able to help. Jill Bulmash has stepped up to make sure that we always have enough of the bottoms engraved. Many thanks to any and all that I forgot to mention.
This much production may need to continue because we have added another Florida National Cemetery, Jacksonville National. That brings our total to four along with Florida National in Bushnell, Cape Canaveral National in Mimms and Barrancas National in Pensacola.
Our larger partnership with the Sons of the American Legion, headed by Doug White, Vice Commander of the “Sons” and a VWC member, has paid off in spades. In the past the Sons have supported the project with cash donations and continue to do so. This year they have committed to delivering the urns also and to start added the Jacksonville location. We are looking forward to a long relationship with the “Sons”.
Anyone that would like to help or would just like to know more about the Urn Project please contact Scott Herlick thru the front desk or just see me in the shop.