Derry Councilors launch Spacetown T-shirt campaign
Union Leader Correspondent | August 21. 2014 10:00PM
DERRY—To go with Spacetown T-shirts story Derry councilors wear Spacetown T-Shirts during a recent council meeting. The meeting was broadcast on Ch. 17.
Councilor Al Dimmock, who provided the T-shirts, said Tuesday night that the town should build the monument to commemorate Shepard and help educate young people on his achievements in space.
“So, I feel that it’s something that we as members of this town council need to point out to the people that it is part of history,” Dimmock said.
The councilors had to abort the initial launch of the T-Shirt campaign last month when they encountered a size problem. Dimmock said the shirts wouldn’t fit him or some other councilors.
Cardon thanked Dimmock for the T-shirts.
“I think it’s a pretty cool idea and it shows the comraderie the council has and I really like that, I like how we all get along,” said Cardon. “But more importantly, I think what’s happened to the town is we’ve forgotten about Alan Shepard.”
“I just think there needs to be something done to commemorate him and just another reason to help bring people into town,” Cardon said.