AUBURN – The Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club, as part of Rotary International’s 100-year celebration in 2005, chose as a community project the installation of a street clock in the Auburn Festival Plaza.

The club solicited ideas and heard presentations from several groups, including initiatives that were being planned and developed by the cities of Lewiston and Auburn.

Auburn Mayor Lee Young gave a presentation on the unmet needs of the plaza, where numerous festivals and social activities take place during the year.

From the list of potential projects that Young provided, Rotary board members decided on the purchase of a four-sided, fully lit street clock with the Rotary International Logo in the face dial.

Specifications were worked out with Mark Adams and engineers and the clock was installed, but it is not yet lit. A brass plaque will be installed and a dedication ceremony held.

The cost was distributed among three club presidents: Sylvia Plourde, past president; Paul Lacombe, current president; and Jan Barrett, next year’s president.

Rotary clubs worldwide were asked to select a community project that will bring awareness of Rotary’s good works. Deadline for completion of all Centennial Projects is June 30, 2005.

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