Surprise announcement made at ETEC annual awards luncheon
ORAU President and CEO Andy Page presented a $100,000 donation for the International Friendship Peace Pavilion during a surprise announcement at the East Tennessee Economic Council’s annual awards luncheon on Friday.
The plans for the new International Friendship Bell Peace Pavilion, which includes moving the 8,000-pound bronze cast bell from its current location in Bissell Park in Oak Ridge to another location within the park, were unveiled recently.
According to www.friendshipbell.com, the bell “symbolizes peace and international friendship into the future,” and “the vision is to house the International Friendship Bell in a Peace Pavilion. This new design will bring a larger plaza around the bell and pavilion, making it a site for gathering, thoughtful reflection and observing the bronze work of art.” [Read more…]