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Memorial brick sales for park in Swanton down to a few dozen


Bill Pilliod, his finacee, Cami Waller, and their dog, Mutley, watch Swanton Police Chief Homer Chapa install a memorial brick bearing Mutley's name into the sidewalk at Pilliod Park in Swanton. The brick for Mutley, who is walked in the park every day, features two hearts and two paw prints.


SWANTON - Rotarians in Swanton remind area residents that a few more bricks are still available for those interested in purchasing the personalized, memorial items.

Swanton Rotary Club members have sold hundreds of bricks in recent years as part of a memorial walkway project in Pilliod Park. Now, only about five dozen of the bricks remain to be sold, Richard Slawinski said earlier this week.

Mr. Slawinski, past president of the Rotary Club, and Homer Chapa, who also is active in the club, can provide order forms for anyone who wants to purchase memorial bricks. Cost for each brick is $25.

On a recent day, Rotarians installed some of the latest bricks that were purchased by area and local residents, including a brick for Mutley Pilliod, a cocker spaniel that regularly walks, accompanied by owner Bill Pilliod, in the local park.

The pathway beautification project was launched by the Rotary Club in 2001.

Since then, many Swanton families, businesses, and others have purchased memorial bricks that are now installed in the permanent display in the park along Chestnut Street and Hallett Avenue near the Swanton Public Library and the Swanton village hall.

Others are welcome to be part of the permanent display as the Rotarians wrap up the project and sell the remaining bricks, Mr. Slawinski said.

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