The Durand community has benefited from the lives and talents of many of our citizens throughout the years. We are now in a position to honor and celebrate their contributions through the creation of Memorial Plaza.
How did this project begin?
Pete Baldini, Jean Serum, Jeff Rowe, and Dick Duesterbeck are a few names of administrators and teachers who contributed to the greatness of Durand High School. At the time of Pete's death, Alice, his wife, desired to plant a tree at the high school in his memory. From this simple request, a community-wide committee was formed, and the Memorial Plaza was born.
How is the area used?
The Memorial Plaza serves as a welcoming place for visitors to Durand High School and the community library. The Plaza can also serve as:
- an outdoor classroom
- a horticultural site
- a student and community gathering area
How is the Plaza funded?
Because the Plaza was such a significant undertaking, the project still requires funds from all possible sources such as:
- donations by private citizens
- donations by business and civic organizations
- fundraising events
Who may participate?
Everyone! Donations of $100 or more to support the Memorial Plaza are recognized with a personalized brick. Bricks are still available in the following sizes:
- $100 donation - 4"x8" brick; 3 lines, 13 spaces per line
- $250 donation - 8"x8" brick, 4 lines, 13 spaces per line
- $500 donation - 12"x12" brick, 6 lines, 15 spaces per line
Larger contributions of $1,000 or more will be recognized at a sponsor level. In addition to an engraved brick, sponsor names will appear on a plaque.
Become a sponsor!
Prestigious Panther Pride - $5,000 or more
Panther Power Player - $2,500-$4,999
Pro Panther Pledge - $1,000-$2,499
Don't forget! Your donation is tax-deductible. Contact the District office to donate today.