Pave the Way fundraiser to aid history center

Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – The Geneva History Center’s newest fundraiser, Pave The Way, promotes buying 16- by 16-inch granite pavers at $1,000 each or half a paver for $600. 

Center director Terry Emma said the pavers will be put in the alley in back of the history center to upgrade it from “ugly.” She has 21 pavers still available for purchase, to honor a person, a business, or to mark an anniversary or a birthday.

The money will be used to create a building maintenance fund, she said.

“Ten years, we’re at that point where there are a lot of things to be done,” Emma said. “What a great thing to have in our coffers and not always looking for a grant. I might not always have time to look for a grant.”

Emma said the history center has a $300,000 budget just to keep the door open. Maintaining the building helps protect its vast collection of documents and photographs.

Information is available by calling the history center at 630-232-4951.

Emma said the information will be posted on the center’s website,

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