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Posted on: October 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Memorial benches available for the public to purchase

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The Memorial Bench Program that the Town had in place before Hurricane Ian is available again. This program provides a unique and visible way to honor loved ones.

A bench can be purchased from the Town and inscribed with a memorial tribute of the customer’s choice. The cost of the bench is $565 plus $4 per letter. Three lines are available for inscription. The application is on the Town’s website and it can be accessed directly here.

Because many of the previous benches were destroyed or displaced due to Ian, this program provides the opportunity for the public to help restore seating throughout the Town and beach accesses.

Locations where benches will be placed are listed on the application for customers to choose their preferred spot. Every effort will be made to accommodate this choice though Town staff do have discretion on where to place benches if the desired location is unavailable.

PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing a bench is considered a donation to the Town. The Town does not have a responsibility to replace a newly-purchased bench, but will restore benches at no cost that were placed before Hurricane Ian. Installation times vary depending on demand and material delivery times.

Questions can be addressed to the Public Works Department at 239-765-0202, ext. 1701, or by emailing publicworks@fmbgov.com.

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