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Purchase a Brick to Build a Bridge

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Families of current Eastern Mennonite Elementary School students are inviting the community to purchase an engraved brick to help build a bridge.

The bridge will connect the renovated elementary building and the current middle and high school building. The bridge is needed before elementary students can begin using the building, which is currently under renovation.

The bridge will provide:

– a safe space for pick up and drop off for elementary students;
– additional outdoor learning and play space;
– a physical and symbolic link between the upper and lower buildings highlighting our one campus.

The covered bridge will be approximately 12’ by 50’, constructed of concrete, steel and wood. Approximate cost is $60,000, including $10,000 of in-kind support through volunteer assistance and donation of planks for the walking surface.

Purchase a brick
Each brick can be engraved in honor of a student or feature a scripture or inspirational message. The resulting pathway between the lower building and entry to the bridge will be traveled many times a day.

– $150 buys one paver
– $250 buys two pavers
– $500 buys five pavers

The parent organizers’ goal is to raise the $60,000 needed to purchase bricks and install the pathway during summer 2019.

PURCHASE A BRICK

Contact the Trisha Blosser, development officer, with questions at 540-236-6024, email blossert@easternmennonite.org

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