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
Today's Daily Deal
from
Bakersfield.com
$10
Daily Deal Image
McMurphy's Irish Sports Bar
Two $10 vouchers for $10 from McMurphy's Irish Sports Bar ($20 value)
  • Value
    $20
  • Savings
    $10
  • Bought
    0
Buy Now

Facebook

  1. First Look with Scott Cox

    October 22 playlist: Steve Earle - JERUSALEM Steppenwolf - Monster / Suicide / America Elvis Costello - National Ransom The Who - Boris The Spider Steve Earle - John Walker's Blues Kasey Chambers - Barricades and Brickwalls Cold War Kids - Hospital Beds John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth Bruce Springsteen - We Take Care Of Our Own The Nightwatchman - Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine Primus - Last Salmon Man Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds

    about 14 hours ago
  2. First Look with Scott Cox

    Today's horror movie poster parody... http://on.fb.me/ZGHPTu

    about 15 hours ago
  3. First Look with Scott Cox

    October 21 playlist (Certain songs listed here were played to correspond with a health story Hop read about the health affects of ... bodily functions.): The Clash - Rock the Casbah Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell Dire Straits - Once Upon A Time In The West The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia Taryn Southern - I THINK I FARTED Merle Haggard - America First Marty Stuart - Now That's Country Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave Da Yoopers - If She Farts On The First Date Lucinda Williams - Positively 4th Street Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash - Wind It Up Pete Anderson & The Swamp Shakers - Dont Be Shy

    Tuesday at 01:15PM
  4. First Look with Scott Cox

    Today's Halloween themed graphic. http://on.fb.me/1uvysyG

    Monday at 02:01PM
more facebook

First Look Photos

more photos