Connellsville Community center board plans Memorial Patio
A Memorial Patio is being planned for the Greater Connellsville Community Center.
“Join us in a fundraising event for the community center as we prepare for the 100th anniversary of our building in 2016,” said Patty Firestone, a member of the GCCC Advisory Board and project organizer.
Plans are to construct a 10-foot by 8-foot Memorial Patio in front of the former high school and junior high building.
The patio will hold about 360 bricks. Each engraved brick costs $50 with a maximum of three lines, with 14 characters per line. The hope is that bricks will be purchased in memory of a loved one, a class, a classmate, teacher, or an acquaintance of the community center.
Plans are to start construction this spring.
“The more bricks we have engraved now, the better start we will have for construction. We will also be adding benches and a pagoda in the future, which will again be by sponsorship and donation,” Firestone said.
Donations will be accepted from anyone or any family or any business or class, she said.
“On behalf of the advisory board, we take great pride in remembering those that made the building what it is and hope that their memories will continue with the completion of the Memory Patio,” Firestone said.
To purchase a brick and be a part of the patio, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a form or contact Lori Kosisko at the Community Center at 724-626-0300. Checks can be made to the Greater Connellsville Area Community Center.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Fayette County man injured in WV fireworks mishap
- Historical society aims to preserve Connellsville connections to conflicts
- Connellsville pavilion, horseshoes to preserve woman’s memory
- Connellsville church group eases anguish of losing a pet
- 2015 Connellsville grad identified as victim of Bullskin motorcycle crash
- Action sought on medical marijuana by Connellsville couple
- Post-war ‘welcome’ still stings Vietnam War veteran from Connellsville