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Fundraising park pavers are now available

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A sample paver being sold as a fundraiser to help pay for new ballfield lights at North Park was presented this week to the Monett City Council by officers of the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League. From left, are: Ken Gaspar, league treasurer; Mike Brownsberger, city council member; Mayor Jim Orr; Jerry Dierker, city council member; and Kirk Verhoff, league president. Gaspar holds the forms available for ordering bricks with a personalized inscription. Mayor Orr holds a sample brick. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff] [Order this photo]
Bricks bearing personal inscriptions to help fund the installation of new lights at North Park in Monett are now available through the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League.

The city has budgeted $100,000 as its portion of the lighting project. The Monett R-1 School District has pledged $40,000.

Kirk Verhoff, league president, and Ken Gaspar, treasurer, delivered one of the bricks purchased by the Monett City Council and City Administrator Dennis Pyle to Monett City Hall this week.

Gaspar hopes the organization can sell 500 bricks at $100 each. The pavers are being created by Fundraisers Limited, of Boise, Idaho. The company guarantees the etching for a lifetime.

Order forms are available from the league. Buyers can have three lines of text added with 15 spaces. Either 4-by-8-inch or 8-by-8-inch bricks are available at $100 or $200 each. Brick replicas are available at a lower price.

Russ Balmas, park superintendent, would like to place the pavers in a prominent place. He has suggested running a sidewalk from the main road into the park down the hill to the concession stand, and putting the pavers on both sides of the walk or down the middle.

Parks Commissioner Jerry Dierker said the project could serve as an ongoing fundraiser, adding more bricks in the future.

For more informaiton, call Gaspar at 235-1429 or email the league at mybsl@suddenlink.net.

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