Veteran's Memorial Park has new benches crafted by Laborers Local 942 students

Standing near one of the newly installed benches in Veteran’s Memorial Park are, from left, Peter Fricilone, Snedden Family Foundation project director; Joseph Fields, Vietnam veteran; Scott Eickholt, business manager of Alaska Laborers Local 942; Will Perry, deputy director of the Alaska Laborers 942 Training School; and John Haas, superintendent of the FNSB Parks and Recreation Department. The benches were made by the apprentice class of 2016 of Laborers Local 942 under lead instructor Ruben Clayton. The benches were installed in the park in downtown Fairbanks on Flag Day, June 14. The Alaska Laborers 942 volunteered all the labor, and the Snedden Family Foundation furnished the supplies. Melodie Byrd photo.