The city of Beaumont is asking residents to come out and help support a new project that will honor local firefighters and police officers who have passed away.
The Public Safety Memorial will officially break ground Friday night, at a chili dog fundraising dinner, according to city spokeswoman Ashley Starr.
The memorial-- which will be located on the front lawn of Civic Center, across from the Veteran's Memorial-- is being built via public donations and city money, Starr said. So far, $2,500 has been raised, but organizers are hoping that more will come out of Friday's event.
"Community members are encouraged to come out and meet your local firemen and police officers, visit the memorial site, and view the memorial design," Starr said.
Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the Beaumont Civic Center, Albert A. Chatigny Community Recreation Center, Beaumont Police Department, and Fire Station 1. All proceeds are set to go towards the memorial.
You can also buy your tickets at the event, or just show up to see the memorial information and not eat.
The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., goes until 8 p.m., and will be held at the Beaumont Civic Center, 550 E. 6th Street.
Residents can also help out with the cost of the project by purchasing a $100 brick to be included in the design. Those bricks will be available for purchase at the dinner-- but there are only about 40-50 available, according to Starr.