11/17/2012 6:33 PM
by Rebecca Turco
Folks in Danese enjoyed a turkey dinner Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the Layland Miners Memorial.
Organizers said the money from ticket sales and donations will help fund a memorial for the miners killed in the 1915 explosion. They are also selling granite blocks to be part of the walkway leading to the memorial.
The memorial will be erected behind Layland Baptist Church on the 100th anniversary of the miners' deaths, on March 2, 1915.
They're asking anyone who knows anything about a miner from the explosion to contact them with information and pictures for an upcoming museum. You can call 304-890-5716 or visit http://laylandminersmemorial.org/.