Volunteers can help restore brick sidewalk

From local reports

Volunteers are invited at 9 a.m. Saturday to help restore the historic hand laid herringbone brick sidewalk around two sides of Camp Tupper.

Neighborhood volunteers and people working off fines from Marietta Municipal Court already have cleared sod and earth from hundreds of feet of sidewalk along Fourth Street between Camp and Warren streets. That work will continue along with assessing areas of bricks upended or raised by tree roots.

Volunteers should wear heavy shoes or boots and bring water bottles. Flat headed shovels and wheel barrows also are welcome. Large groups are welcome, but asked to communicate in advance so needed equipment and refreshments may be available.

Plans this summer include cleaning and restoring four blocks of historic brick sidewalks at both Camp Tupper and Mound Cemetery.

For information or to volunteer: Roger G. Kalter at rogerkalter@mariettaoh.net or 373-1784.