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Memorial Plaza

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.


School District of Durand-District Office
604 Seventh Avenue East • Durand, WI 54736
District Phone 715-672-891
9 • District Fax 715-672-8900

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