Memorial will honor veterans

DALLAS -- The city of Dallas will honor those who have served in the military by declaring the Levens Street Bridge as a memorial to veterans.



DALLAS -- The city of Dallas will honor those who have served in the military by declaring the Levens Street Bridge as a memorial to veterans.

The Dallas City Council approved a resolution to dedicate and rename the bridge the "Veterans Memorial Bridge" at its Nov. 1 meeting.

A dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, at the intersection of Southwest Levens Street and Southwest Walnut Avenue. The event is open to the public.

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3203 brought the proposal to the city this summer, noting that the city didn't have an official memorial to veterans in town.

The city also will mount a plaque declaring the bridge as the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

In other business on Monday, the council:

* Approved a resolution setting the fee for applying for a garage sale permit after the sale has taken place at $15. There is no permit fee if a permit is obtained before the beginning of the sale. Holding a garage sale in the city of Dallas without a permit is considered a civil infraction. The fee will go into effect on Dec. 1, 2010.

* Downtown Dallas will host an expanded Winterfest celebration on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4.

Formerly a one-day event held on Friday and including a visit from Santa Claus and the Christmas Tree Lighting on the Polk County Courthouse lawn, the expanded Winterfest will feature two days of activity.

Friday night's agenda will remain unchanged, with Santa making his appearance around 6:30 p.m., and vendors set up on the courthouse lawn.

The festivities will continue Saturday, as vendors will remain on the lawn and downtown businesses are slated to participate in the holiday event.



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