Leave Your Mark brick campaign starts in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — In 2018 the Florence County School District saw a complete renovation of the Middle School and High School.

The Leave Your Mark project and the Florence County Historical Society (FCHS) are partnering together to offer the public an opportunity to help construct a cement walkway that will add on to the already existing cafeteria patio next to the library. The extension would continue on toward Olive Avenue.

The goal is to purchase 750 personalized cement bricks that would be placed as a permanent part of the walkway. The bricks will be cement, harvest blend/tan in color and come in two different sizes.

Each brick will be engraved in black Helvetica font and filled with epoxy. The epoxy will preserve the life of the engraving. Engravings are life time guaranteed.

— 4 by 8 inch bricks will have up to 3 lines of print, 1 to 14 characters per line and will cost $50.

— 8 by 8 inch will hold up to 6 lines and the same number of characters imprinted on them, per line. The cost will be $100.

Orders and payment can be placed online at Leaveyourmark.donationbricks.com.

Order forms can also be found at the Florence High and Elementary schools, the Florence County Library, and Woodland Learning Center in Aurora, Wis.

Or go to myflorence.org and download an order form there.

Mail completed forms along with a money order or check made out to the Florence County Historical Society to “Leave Your Mark” PO Box 252.

Please include an e-mail address or phone number where you can be reached in case we have any questions in regards to the order form.

The committee is grateful for the help of the historical society in getting this project off the ground. Their assistance has helped us overcome many obstacles.

The Florence County Historical Society is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization. Founded in 1980, the group has been active in educational outreach, research, a historical research for the community, and operating a museum to display the history of Florence County’s eight townships.

The organization meets March through November and opens their museum at 201 Florence Ave. in the summer months. Deadline for ordering bricks is Aug. 1, 2019.