Waukesha parade memorial fundraising on track to meet dedication timeline, city says

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The fundraiser to build two permanent parade memorials in Waukesha is on track to meet its dedication timeline, according to the city.

The fundraiser has received $254,000 from more than 350 donors in 33 states and Canada, as of Tuesday, Jan. 24.

The fundraising goal is $1.5 million.

The Waukesha Parade Memorial Commission approved designs for two permanent memorials, a smaller one at the Five Points intersection on Main Street and a larger one in Grede Park. 

The city is planning to dedicate the Main Street memorial on or near the second anniversary of the attack in November 2023. The Grede Park memorial will follow on or near the third anniversary in November 2024.

The children of Tamara Durand donated $11,500 in loving memory of their mother.

The Waukesha South Band Cookie Walk raised $8,000. 

The fund has also received donations from some larger corporations. 

The city said it's receiving offers of non-financial donations in the forms of construction materials and labor. 

The Waukesha County Community Foundation is hosting the fundraiser.

Donations are accepted online and by mail. Click here to donate.

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