Getting the site ready for the big depot move

Photo by P. Maurer

Photo by P. Maurer

Partners, city officials, legislators, local ministers and committee members all gathered at the new site for the historic Clare Railroad Depot Wednesday morning for a site blessing and groundbreaking ceremony. The actual move of the old depot will take place Tuesday, April 15 beginning in the morning. The building will be moved about 600 feet to its new location on Fourth Street across from the City’s water tower. Shown here are: MMCAA – Jill Sutton; Senator Judy Emmons; Design Builders – Mary Casebere; Design Builders – Bob Meister; Senator Stabenow’s Regional Manager Brandon Fewins; Depot Steering Committee Chair & Planning Commissioner-Jan Winter; Mayor Pat Humphrey; Betty Lewis (Larry Lewis’wife); Depot Historian – Ron Snyder; City Commissioner-Karla Swanson; Dick Hawley-former Carquest property owner; Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Chair& Depot Committee Member -Carol Santini; Chamber of Commerce-Pam McLaughlin; Depot Steering Committee Member – Linda Guiliani; and Clare County Arts Council and Depot Committee Member-Jane Sartor-Key.

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