RUMFORD — EnvisionRumford is working to bring the 195th Army National Guard Band here for dedication of a new gazebo in Veterans Memorial Park on Memorial Day weekend, President Randall Therrien said.

“If we can’t work out the parade for the Memorial weekend, (the band) will be in western Maine the end of June into the Fourth of July, so we could book them for a date that week if we can,” he said at Thursday’s meeting of EnvisionRumford.

The 30-piece band is stationed in Bangor and is comprised of musicians from all over Maine.

Bernie Pare of EnvisionRumford said construction of the gazebo will be started in April and be completed by Memorial Day. He said they’re working on getting students from Region 9 School of Applied Technology in Mexico to assist with the project. That could mean $250 of additional liability insurance to cover 10 students and four adults.

As part of the Making Headway In Your Community program, residents voted May 23 for the gazebo. The program will provide $1,000 cash toward the cost. There will be a local match, which can be met with labor and materials, as well as donations.

Rumford is one of the five communities selected for the program, which is funded through the Maine Development Foundation and Grow Smart. Rumford was selected for its demonstrated readiness to begin this process and the timing of  related community development efforts.

EnvisionRumford is the local partner for this effort.

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