One of Lansdale's permanent sesquicentennial additions will be the construction of a gazebo in the center of Lansdale Memorial Park — and you and your loved ones can be a lasting part of the Memorial Park centerpiece by inscribing one of the bricks that will surround the gazebo.
A new memorial will be installed in 2022 in the heart of Memorial Park — and dedicated in honor of a man who was the face and heart of Lansdale for more than a half-century.
The late Michael DiNunzio, "Mayor Mike" to thousands of residents, will have a new community gazebo at Memorial Park named in his memory during the borough's 150th anniversary celebration next year.
The structure will be constructed by the 150th Anniversary Committee in cooperation with the Borough of Lansdale and Discover Lansdale. It will be built in the space where the fountain and pond were once located, between the memorial markers and Weaver Field.
Mike passed away in 2011 at age 93. Owner of a shoe repair and luggage business, he became active in civic affairs upon return home from WWII service in Europe. He was involved in countless community organizations, especially the Lansdale Rotary Club, the Visiting Nurse Association, and the Lansdale Historical Society.
Most notably, he was the town's greatest booster during his 26 years as mayor beginning in 1982. Any cause that he felt benefited the borough received an energy bounce when he got involved. His infectious smile, firm handshake and power of persuasion gained funds and supporters for projects all over town.
To help defray the cost of the Michael DiNunzio Sr. Memorial Gazebo, the 150th Anniversary Committee and Discover Lansdale are offering custom engraved bricks for sale, to be used to build a walkway around the structure.
There are two brick sizes available for your consideration:
Custom-engraved bricks are now available for purchase. There are two ways to order yours:
PO Box 1112
Lansdale, PA 19446
Forms must be received by March 31, 2022.
Questions about the brick sale? Contact Bill Henning at firstname.lastname@example.org
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