MILLBURY, Mass. — The Millbury Redevelopment Authority has received a check from Millbury Selectman Francis King to support its quest to place a four-dial historic Howard post clock on the lower Town Common on Elm Street.
King, prior to the Board of Selectmen’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, presented the check for $425 to Len Mort from the Millbury Redevelopment Authority. The funds came from King’s annual fundraiser, Crockpot Cook Off, from the fall. The proceeds from the fundraiser were split evenly, with half going to the clock project and half going to the Millbury Bicentennial Committee.
Mort has been tireless in his quest for the clock, which is part of the authority’s redevelopment plans for the downtown area. The project is funded entirely by donations and receives no monetary support from the town.
“Every little bit counts,” Mort said, joking that the check will “pay for the second hand.” He added that the Redevelopment Authority was very appreciative to King and the residents who supported the cook-off fundraiser.
More on the Millbury Common revitalization program can be seen on Millbury Public Access television, Charter 13 or Verizon 28.