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Buy a brick for the new stadium, leave a legacy

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    The Lehighton Education and Athletic Foundation is selling bricks and pavers that can be personalized and placed at the entryway to the district's athletic stadium. Small pavers, costing $250, are 4 by 8 inches and can have three lines of text with 15 characters per line. Spaces and symbols are included the count. Large 12-by-12-inch pavers cost $500 and can have five lines of text with 15 characters per line, or a logo and three lines of text with 15 characters per line. JARRAD HEDES/TIMES NEWS
Published June 27. 2016 11:15AM

A Lehighton Education and Athletic Foundation fundraiser is giving people and groups the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy at the school district’s new athletic stadium.

LEAF, a nonprofit providing financial support for support district programs, is selling small and large pavers that will be placed near the entrance to the stadium located between the high school and administration building.

According to Tim Tkach, a LEAF board member and Lehighton’s director of curriculum, instruction and grants, the purchaser can choose what they want on the brick. Some examples include honoring a student, family member, organization or entire class.

If the person participated in a sport, club or organization, they could also choose from a variety of logos to put on the larger brick.

Small pavers, costing $250, are 4-by-8 inches in size and can have three lines of text with 15 characters per line. Spaces and symbols are included the count.

Large 12-by-12-inch pavers cost $500 and can have five lines of text with 15 characters per line, or a logo and three lines of text with 15 characters per line.

Tkach said 28 pavers have already been sold in addition to five bricks.

The biggest interest has come from past Lehighton classes.

“The Class of 1958 purchased five and the Class of 1964 has several,” Tkach said. “But you can also do it as an individual or a family.”

The pavers will be purchased through Catawissa Monument.

LEAF hopes to raise over $100,000 for enhancements to the stadium entrance. One of the things planned for the site is an LED sign stating “Home of the Lehighton Indians” above the entrance gate.

“Every time I took someone around the stadium, they said when you start this paver project, let me know,” Tkach said. “This is something that’s going to be here forever and that’s special for a lot of people. The fall season will be here before you know it and we’re proud of how this entrance is going to look.”

An order form can be found on the LEAF website, www.leaf-foundation.org.

For more information, contact Hugh Dugan at 610-554-4864 or hdugan@ptd.net; or Tkach at 570-657-6700 or ttkach@lehighton.org.

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