MODESTO -- With a glistening new coat of paint, the Modesto arch across I Street looks far from 100 years old. The fresh paint is part of a three-month restoration.
Work has been done on the structural integrity of the lettering that spells the archs lighted motto, Water Wealth Contentment Health, and the arch has been reinforced and is being rewired.
It is set to shine during a centennial ceremony Oct. 26. To help fund the restoration, the Chamber of Commerce is selling chocolate Arch Bars at Beckles Candy and Gifts in downtown Modesto.