First Look with Scott Cox

My Yahoo Print

'First Look': Fundraising needed for improvements at Bakersfield National Cemetery

Friday, Jul 05 2013 03:46 PM

Related Photos

Tom Pasek, a member of the Bakersfield National Cemetery Support Committee, spoke with Scott Cox about fundraising to make improvements at the cemetery.

If the Bakersfield National Cemetery Support Committee has its way, the national cemetery east of the city will have significant improvements but they’ve got to find the money first.

Tom Pasek, a member of Bakersfield National Cemetery Support Committee, visited with Scott Cox to discuss fundraising efforts to bolster monuments, accessibility and other improvements at the cemetery east of town.

“Well this is actually a good news, bad news thing Scott,” Pasek said. “The federal government customarily pays for the acquisition of the land

Pasek explained that the federal government does not budget for “significant cemetery improvements,” and that support committee was raising funds to construct a new avenue of flags, erect monuments and improve parking for major events.

“We’ve gotten special dispensation, from the (Veterans Administration) to have an avenue of flags around the entire loop road, which is nearly a mile,” said Pasek, adding that the committee will hold a fundraiser at the Tejon Ranch on Aug. 10.

The projects are expected to cost more than $1 million. One of the major improvements will be to add parking for special events.

“We think that will be a very significant improvement to the cemetery,” said Pasek, who added that the federal government insists that an extra 10 percent raised to ensure long-term maintenance of the new improvements.

For more information visit bncsc.org.

My Yahoo Print
Have something to share? Comment on this story

Bakersfield.com Daily Deal!

Bakersfield Athletic Supply/Equipment

Daily Deal

$40 of Sports Merchandise for $20

Value
$40
% Off
50%
You Save
$20
0 Bought
Buy Now! See more deals

Facebook

  1. First Look with Scott Cox

    Smile, it's Tax Day! Let Hop help you out! http://bit.ly/P3YSJV

    about 14 hours ago
  2. First Look with Scott Cox

    April 14 playlist: (Do you hate Mondays?) The Bangles - Manic Monday MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT - Monday Morning Blues Fats Domino - Blue Monday John Prine - Long Monday B.B. KING - Monday Morning Blues Wilco - Monday Jimmy Buffett - Come Monday Fleetwood Mac - Monday Morning LITTLE RIVER BAND – HOME ON MONDAY

    Monday at 09:29PM
  3. First Look with Scott Cox

    Scott will be in the house. http://bit.ly/1gnE22Y

    April 12 at 07:44PM
  4. First Look with Scott Cox

    The antics continue on First Look, as Julie Johnson visits with the pet of the week! http://youtu.be/zvNBJJXthBQ http://bit.ly/1ehPb6y

    April 11 at 10:14PM
more facebook

First Look Photos

more photos