Founders Walk taking shape

Juan Antonio Bastida, Carlos Diaz and Eduardo Diaz cut and install bricks for the Clague Memorial Park Founders Walk.

Workers from Schill Landscaping began laying bricks for the Founders Walk in Clague Memorial Park on Oct. 12. The walkway leads to the Clague Monument and will feature bricks salvaged from the 100-year-old Red Brick School, which was demolished in November 2010. Over 300 bricks will be engraved with the names of Westlake residents and businesses who purchased naming rights from the Westlake Historical Society and Westlake Kiwanis.

The Founders Walk project is part of Westlake's yearlong Bicentennial celebration and serves as a tribute to the early pioneer families of Dover/Westlake. The walk will be officially dedicated by the city in an Oct. 22 ceremony at noon. A bell from an old fire engine will ring out 200 times, once for each year of the city's history. The community is invited to attend. A birthday cake will be served immediately following the ceremony.

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Volume 3, Issue 21, Posted 12:20 PM, 10.13.2011