ECHO - The city of Echo is holding a ceremony for the new water feature in George Park, also known as City Park, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Memorial stones will be dedicated to life-long Echo residents Velma Laughlin and Robert "Bob" Spike. A stone will also be dedicated to John Woodward, the archeologist who investigated the Fort Henrietta site and wrote two books on Echo history.

Shortly after the ceremony, the city will hold a reception for America in Bloom judges Evelyn Alemanni and Virginia Beatty. America in Bloom is a non-profit organization that works to enhance community beautification projects across the United States. Every year, it awards cities for their efforts at beautification, historic preservation and community involvement.

Organizers will serve punch and cake at the reception. All Echo residents who wish to attend are welcome.

- Erin Mills

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