Also from Alki: Statue of Liberty bricks, plaques on sale again

November 20, 2009 at 9:22 am | In Alki Statue of Liberty, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

One more note from the Alki Community Council, following last night’s meeting (here’s our wrapup of other items): In time for holiday shopping … there’s another chance to buy bricks or a plaque at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, to support its maintenance fund. The announcement is shared by David Hutchinson:

As you may know, the Seattle Statue of Liberty Plaza Project disbanded as of the September 19th Time Capsule Celebration. Seattle Parks and Recreation has recently concluded an agreement with the Alki Community Council allowing the Council to sponsor the sale of additional engraved bricks and Tribute Plaques. The ACC will also be the organization working with the community to coordinate the future maintenance of the Plaza with Parks.

We are happy to announce the sale of a limited quantity of engraved bricks and Tribute Plaques. The Alki Community Council is currently working on getting a 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Code designation. At the present time however, any donations will not be tax deductible. All bricks sold will be 4 x 8 inches. A “family or individual” brick will be priced at $100, while a “business or organization” brick will cost $250. These are the same prices as in the first two sales. You can download a brick order form, a brick sale FAQ, and a catalog of standardized symbols that can be engraved on your brick by going to www.sealady.org . Funds raised by this sale will be turned over to Seattle Parks & Recreation to supplement the existing maintenance fund and used to support approved ACC-sponsored events that benefit the Plaza.

For information on ordering bricks or any related questions, please contact Eilene Hutchinson at:
206-933-8352
libertyplaza@msn.com

For information on the available Tribute Plaques, please contact Libby Carr at:
206-938-8721
libby@carrbiz.com

If you are interested in more information on the Alki Community Council and its activities, please contact secretary Paul Carr at:
paul@carrbiz.com

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the info. I’m going to do this.

    Comment by cathyw — 9:53 am November 20, 2009 #

  2. “The Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation will not install bricks using “IN MEMORY OF”. However, the use of “IN HONOR OF” or “IN TRIBUTE TO” is permitted. No double dates such as “1904 – 1983” are allowed. All text is subject to City approval.”

    Why is that? I have noticed they do the same thing for benches you can purchase for trails and parks. Seems like the only place you can do that is at a cemetery, not sure why. Hope it isn’t just some stupid money thing where the funeral homes think they will loose money.

    Do people find that morbid or something, seeing a brick like “In memory of xxxxx 1978-2008?”

    Comment by gfw123 — 11:48 am November 20, 2009 #

  3. Yeah, that just opens the door to all kinds of abuses. Next thing they’ll be wanting to bury their loved ones’ remains under their bricks, and there’s just not room for that. Or they might want to put “In memory of” someone who hasn’t been dead for 3 years, and that would break TWO stupid rules!

    Comment by KBear — 1:46 pm November 20, 2009 #

  4. what a deal! i’ll buy at least a dozen of them!

    Comment by seven — 6:25 pm November 20, 2009 #

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