How to memorialize the life of a loved one? The cemetery salespeople would like you to purchase a grave or a niche. What if that is not what your loved one wanted? What if he/she has been scattered? Here are a few thoughts.
A park bench: $500. The Medina County Park District will help you choose the best location for a memorial park bench.
Tree of Life -Medina County Park District will plant a tree for a $250 donation. Contact them at (330) 225-7100.
Be remembered as a supporter of Lake Metroparks Farmpark’s education programs and exhibits by having your name engraved on one of the bricks at the park. For just $50 for 4×8 or $100 for 8×8, a brick can be engraved with the name of your choice. Your donations are used to improve Farmpark education programs and exhibits. Contact them at 440-256-2122 or 800-366-3276.
Additionally, donations are accepted for plantings, flowerbeds and landscaping designed to blend with the natural surroundings at the parks. Lake Metroparks will choose the location and specific variety of landscaping that will fit the overall park design. Donations of $50 to $249 will be recognized with a certificate. Donations of $250 or more will be recognized with a certificate and a brass plate on the Giving Board featured in the park where your gift is incorporated
Amenities which can be dedicated “in memory of” or “in honor of” someone include park benches, bluebird houses, and engraved paving stones at The West Woods Nature Center and Observatory Park. Contact the Park District at 440-279-0835 or 440-279-0882.
Memorial Society Trustee Maureen Kundtz says that a veteran can be memorialized in a number of ways at the Veterans Memorial at Lakewood Park,14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood, OH, 44107 (216) 5295697. See their website for details: www.onelakewood.com/pdf/2011_veteransmemorialbrochure.pdf
If you have other ideas, let us know and we’ll publish your ideas in our next newsletter.