Flight 800 Memorial getting spruced up
Renovations to the Montoursville Flight 800 Memorial were underway Tuesday morning with the removal of diseased hemlock trees. The Perpetual Care Committee is continuing its fundraising to also remove the brick walk and replace with pavers, plant emerald green arborvitae and replace mulch with pachysandra ground cover. To donate to the campaign make check out to MASD Memorial Fund and mail to MASD office, 50 North Arch Str., Montoursville, PA 17754. The tree removal service was donated by Dincher and Dincher Tree Surgeons. The Montoursville Memorial Gardens commemorate the 16 Montoursville Area High School students and five chaperones who perished aboard TWA Flight 800 on July 16, 1996. All 230 passengers and crew members on the flight were killed 12 minutes into the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Rome, with a stopover in Paris. The passengers from Montoursville were members of the high school’s French Club and their adult chaperones.