Westlake to dedicate Founders Walk Oct. 22

A worker prepares the site for installation of engraved bricks.

As part of Westlake's yearlong Bicentennial celebration, the community was invited to "Leave Your Mark!" and become a part of Westlake history by purchasing an engraved century-old brick from the Red Brick School for the Bicentennial Founders Walk at Clague Park. 

Bricks were purchased by families as well as organizations and businesses. Many were purchased in memory of a loved one. A total of 265 bricks have been purchased, engraved, and are awaiting placement in the Founders Walk. This memorial will include 25 stone insets with names of founders, year they arrived in Westlake, the state from which they came, and a descriptive phrase. 

The Founders Walk dedication ceremony begins at noon on Saturday, Oct. 22 and will feature 200 volunteers who will ring a bell for each year of our Bicentennial. The Westlake Historical Society is still accepting requests from Westlake residents and businesses who would like to take part in the bell ringing. If interested, contact Lysa Stanton at westlakehistory@yahoo.com or 440-721-1201.

Parking for the ceremony is available at Clague Park and at Clague House Museum across the street from the park. Please join us to help celebrate Westlake's 200-year anniversary.

Jean Smith

Jean Smith works in the Planning Dept of City of Westlake.

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Volume 3, Issue 20, Posted 3:52 PM, 10.04.2011