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Site selected for Rotary clock tower

    The design is being selected, and the site is picked.
    Next spring, Drumheller will have a new place to set their clocks to thanks to the Drumheller Rotary Club.
    The club had bandied about the idea of raising a clock tower for a few years, but put it to a motion last January. The Rotary Club has committed its funds from this year’s Radio Auction to erecting a clock tower in Drumheller.
    They have reached an agreement with the Town of Drumheller and will be placing the tower at the splash park beside Gordon Taylor Bridge.
    “I hope we will have it ready by the May long weekend,” said Jim Fisher of the Rotary Club. “It is the highest traffic area of Drumheller. It will be a great benefit to the thousands in the summer that use the fountain and water park.”
    The clock will also serve as a monument to the Rotary’s presence in the community.
    The clock tower will be 12 feet tall and is being constructed by It’s About Time of Langley, B.C.  The tower will have four clock faces, each with the Rotary symbol. The base is cast iron and the tower is powder coated for durability. The clock will have autonomous GPS movement meaning the clock is synchronized through GPS.
    “The town has just been great with us. They did the aerial shots and the photos from where the clock tower would be and what you would see,” said Fisher.
    The funds from the Radio Auction were earmarked for the clock.
    The price of the tower comes in at around $15,000. Fisher chuckles they received a “Rotary discount” as the company they ordered the clock from is owned by a Rotarian.

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