Waukesha leaders seek $1.5M in donations to complete Christmas parade memorials

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha leaders are asking for your help -- they say $1.5 million is needed to complete the Waukesha Christmas parade memorials.

In September, the Waukesha Parade Memorial Commission voted on three designs to become permanent memorials. 

The downtown installation is expected to be completed by next November, and in Grede Park, a memorial will be added in November of 2024.

“Last year, our community experienced a horrific tragedy. In the midst of that tragedy, we were witness to the community coming together to support the victims,” said Mayor Shawn Reilly. “This year, we are asking everyone to come together to create a permanent memorial to honor all those impacted.”

To donate online, click here

You can also mail a check to the Waukesha County Community Foundation, Attn: Parade Memorial Fund, 2727 N Grandview Blvd. Suite 301, Waukesha, WI 53188.

All donors to the memorial fund will be recognized, with major gifts recognized as part of the memorial. More details on sponsorship levels can be found here

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