CAH Auxiliary introduces new commemorative-brick order form

CAH Auxiliary introduces new commemorative-brick order form

Back by popular demand, brick pavers like these helped pay for the Carlinville Area’s new hospital are continuing to raise money for the facility.

When the Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary decided to start offering commemorative, etched bricks again this past December, it placed small, yellow order forms in selected Carlinville locations.

The order form was just that – an order form. They have now replaced the yellow sheet with a pamphlet that includes not just a brick order form but details about the who, what, where, when, and how of the campaign.

The pamphlets are stacked in acrylic holders and are free for the taking at the Carlinville Chamber of Commerce office, the Carlinville Public Library, Main Street Florist, Michelle’s Pharmacy, My Sister’s Closet, and the Auxiliary’s “Retail Therapy” gift shop in the lobby of the new hospital.

“If people are looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift, a brick in someone’s honor is a great choice, and it will last a long, long time,” said Auxiliary Treasurer Judy Minster, who is coordinating the effort this year.  “In fact, it’s something different and special for any occasion ­­— birthday, anniversary, in memory of a deceased family member, in honor of someone in the military, as a tribute to a church or other organization — or for no occasion at all.  Just ‘because.’”

Each 8-inch by 4-inch brick paver will take three lines of text and 20 characters per line – letters, numbers, symbols, and spaces between words. The cost is $125 per brick and includes a miniature brick with the same inscription, as a reminder of the full size one that will be set in the existing commemoration patio near the entrance to the hospital later this year.

According to Auxiliary Co-president Denise Boente, “The purpose of the commemorative-brick campaign is two-fold:  To bring recognition and honor for decades to come to those whose names are etched in the brick, and to raise money that will help Carlinville Area Hospital continue its commitment to excellence in health services in our community.”