BARSTOW The City Council approved the purchase of a park bench to be installed at Sturnacle Park in honor of late community activist Clara Mae Jefferson.


Jefferson died in July 2006 and was responsible for establishing the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March and Juneteenth Celebration, according to the meeting's agenda. She was also a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church and the Art and Industrial Women's Club.


"Ms. Jefferson had many dreams for Barstow, which still live on through those whose lives she touched," the City Council agenda stated.


The bench will be located off of Sage Drive.