Bay Village Foundation bronze plaque makes great holiday gift

Photograph by Jim Nolan

The holiday season is a great time to step back from our busy lives and reflect on the past year. It’s an opportunity to spend time with family and friends and celebrate long-standing traditions, and also introduce new ones. The Bay Village Foundation Bronze Plaque program is one such tradition that celebrates family, while also giving back to the community.

The Bay Village Foundation has been creating a beautiful place to remember loved ones for nearly 20 years. The Foundation’s Bronze Plaque program was established as a way for families and friends to give permanent recognition to Bay citizens in one central place. Donors that contribute $2,500 or more may request a plaque to honor the life and work of Bay Village residents, living or deceased. The plaques are engraved with personalized text and are installed on the T. Richard Martin footbridge in Cahoon Memorial Park.

Each Memorial Day, The Bay Village Foundation hosts a public outdoor ceremony to announce those who have been honored with a bronze plaque. For the past several years, television personality Jon Loufman has served as emcee for the annual event. Music is traditionally provided by Bay High School students.

The public is cordially invited to attend the Memorial Day Program that takes place following the Bay Village parade and veterans memorial service.

All contributions to the Bay Village Foundation are used to support grants to Bay Village organizations and scholarships for Bay High School seniors. All of the awards serve the purpose of helping to make Bay an even better place to live, work and play. 

For more information about the Bronze Plaque program, please call 440-899-3490 or visit the Foundation’s website at deadline for ordering a bronze plaque for Memorial Day 2022 is March 30, 2022. 

Elizabeth Milli

Bay Village Foundation Trustee

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:32 AM, 12.07.2021