WARSAW — An Indiana State flag has been placed at the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, courtesy of an anonymous donor.
Sexton Hal Heagy told the Oakwood Board of Regents Thursday that he was contacted by Ken Locke, Warsaw Salvation Army administrator and Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association director.
“Somebody wanted to spend some money on a project. Ken convinced her that our chapel needed new flags,” said Heagy.
The chapel had an American flag but no Indiana State flag.
The anonymous donor provided money to the Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association, which purchased the new flag, along with a new pole and cords, for the chapel at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw. The Chapel serves families during inclement weather and special ceremonies.
“We wanted to help the cemetery in a tangible way to thank them for the great service they give to our community and honor our state and nation at the same time,” said Locke.
In other matters, the cemetery is still dealing with a small water leak. Heagy said they don’t know where the leak is and the only way for him to locate the leak is to wait for it to bubble up. Two leaks have been repaired already, according to Heagy. The most recent leak was located toward the front field.
“I didn’t know there was a water line there,” said Heagy. “It’s part of the 12-year process of finding out where all the water lines are.”
Arthur Brown and Ellen Hoffer signed the proposed 2020 budget, which Heagy will present to the Warsaw Council Monday, Aug. 5.
- A fence repair at the cemetery has been completed.
- The date of the September meeting has been changed to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, because of a scheduling conflict.