The Holidays are a great time to step back from our busy lives and reflect on the past year. It’s an opportunity to spend time with family and friends and celebrate long-standing traditions and also introduce new ones. The Bronze Plaque Program sponsored by the Bay Village Foundation is a wonderful way to celebrate these special connections while giving back to the community.
When purchasing a bronze plaque, families make a gift of $2,500 to The Bay Village Foundation, and then work with the Foundation to produce an appropriate card or announcement to be given to the recipient during the holidays or other special occasion.
Each Memorial Day, The Bay Village Foundation hosts a public ceremony celebrating honorees with a bronze plaque. The plaques are engraved with personalized text and are installed on the T. Richard Martin Footbridge in Cahoon Memorial Park. The Memorial Day Program is a beautiful outdoor service featuring the String Ensemble of Bay High School and television personality Jon Loufman, who serves as emcee for the annual event.
The public is cordially invited to attend the Memorial Day Program that takes place following the Bay Village Parade and Veterans Memorial Service.
All contributions to the Bay Village Foundation are used to support grants to Bay Village organizations, and scholarships for Bay high school seniors All of the awards serve the purpose of helping to make Bay an even better place to live, work and play.
For more information about the Bronze Plaque program, please call Foundation Trustee, Eileen Vernon, at 440-835-2243 or visit the Foundation’s website at www.thebayvillagefoundation.org. The deadline for ordering a bronze plaque for Memorial Day 2018 is March 31, 2018.