Ron Zimmer continues his commitment to refurbish South Bend's public benches.
Although the city no longer keeps a detailed list, at one point there were 99 benches, some dating back 25 years. Maintenance is the responsibility of the families purchasing and installing memorial benches. Weather and neglect have taken their toll, substantially reducing the number remaining; however, there appears to be more than two dozen benches still standing.
Zimmer, president and CEO of Superior Harvest, LLC, a cannabis grow operation, was impressed with the memorial benches and decided they deserved special attention. He is donating time and materials to "upgrade" those benches needing fresh paint so they can continue proudly honoring South Bend's past.