Community spirit lives on in memory of IBEW Local 573 brother

Volunteers from IBEW Local 573 in Warren carried on a recent tradition started by a now-deceased member of their union by hanging flower baskets throughout Warren’s Courthouse Square, amphitheater and surrounding roads in downtown Warren.

More than 20 IBEW members and their families donated their time and labor to assist the Trumbull 100, of which Local 573 is a member, in the annual beautification project.

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IBEW Local 573 (Warren) members donated their time and labor to hang flowers in downtown Warren alongside the Trumbull 100. Participants included (front row, left to right) Mark Disko, Mike Reed, Brad Darno, Hays Montgomery, Ryan McBride. Back row, Renee Meadows, Erik Walker, Richard Emery, Jordan Pendergrass, Justin Clark, Mike Nemkovich, Cotie Johns, John Bevelaqua, Greg King, Hays Montgomery, Jack Morse.

“Bill Horton is a long-time member of IBEW Local 573 who used to lead this project before his untimely passing two years ago, and his union brethren are proud to continue what he started, both in his memory and because of our pride in the city of Warren,” said Jack Morse, IBEW Local 573 business manager.

IBEW Local 573 is part of NECA-IBEW Electricians, a group of union electrical contractors and IBEW-represented electricians from Warren and Youngstown (IBEW Local 64).