Main Street in Rockyford is due for a classy addition in the next week or so.
The Village and its Volunteer Fire Department, along with the Rockyford Rural Fire Association have gone together to purchase an old fashioned looking street clock.
"We've got two firemen who passed away while they were in service in our department. We've been talking the last couple of years (that) we've wanted to do something to commemorate their time volunteering for our community, especially on the fire department." explained Rockyford Mayor Darcy Burke, himself a volunteer firefighter. "We decided to come up with a clock tower and we found a place in Cincinnati, Ohio and it'll probably be here the middle of next week."
"My council has spoken about it and the rural fire has spoken about it and we just kind of put it back to the volunteer firemen and said you guys decide what you want to do there," he outlined. "They have fundraised for the clock and the Rural Fire Association and the Village decided we should all form a partnership."
The clock they purchased is similar to the Drumheller Rotary Club's clock at Rotary Park, although it is a bright fire engine red. Burke thinks it's a great addition to Rockyford.
"Our Main Street theme in Rockyford is a turn of the century frontage on all of our buildings, and our fire hall was built that way," he explained. "With this clock tower going up there it just adds some more curb appeal to the Main Street in Rockyford."