By Elizabeth Warnmont
Starting Monday, April 25, passers-by may have been noticing a newly installed view bench along the Benicia Bay waterfront trail. The bench was installed over the previous weekend by the city of Benicia in remembrance of Rosie Switzer, a longtime resident and champion of children in town, who died in November.
Friends and family of the teacher and community leader commissioned the bench in honor of their departed loved one.
“I would say well over 100 of Rosie’s colleagues and friends donated to help this happen,” Becky Ross, a friend of Switzer’s, told the Herald Friday. “Rick Knight of the City of Benicia and F and P Trophy of Benicia owners Roger and Nancy Green were also very helpful in getting this project done.”