MEMORIAL BRICK PROJECT
The purpose of this brick fundraiser is three-fold. First, it is being used to commemorate when Ovid and Elsie combined school districts in 1967 and became Ovid-Elsie Area Schools. The joining of the two villages commenced with the building and opening of the middle school and high school. The O-E Memorial Monument gift bricks will be inlaid at the football stadium, at the schools’ site. Second, it is being used to replace four sections of slate at the football stadium. This will take time to do as sections can only be done as bricks are sold and the revenue is generated to fund each section. The third is to generate enough revenue to not only replace the four sections of slate, but also keep the monument maintained.
Purchasing a brick is a fantastic way to celebrate and remember anyone who has been associated with the Ovid, Elsie, and surrounding communities. There are 21 simple symbols, including O-E’s mascot, the Marauder, to choose from in an effort to personalize your gift brick(s) in any way you would like.
With your donation, you will be able to personalize a brick. Both upper and lower case characters may be utilized. There are four brick sizes which vary from the standard brick size of 4” x 8” available for $55 to the largest size of 24” x 24” for $575. Logos can be added on the larger bricks for an additional $75. The bricks come in hues of red and grey. They will be laser inscribed and epoxy filled with the color of your choice. The epoxy fill allows for a lifetime guarantee.
Please order your brick(s) through this website utilizing PayPal or the “Print Order and Mail Payment” option. This will ensure that your brick order is customized to your liking and not subject to typing/spelling errors.
SERVICE MEMBER BRICK PROJECT
We are glad you are here! The Ovid-Elsie service member project is dedicated to saying “THANK YOU” to service men and women that graduated from Ovid-Elsie. Our current National Honor Society students will be organizing this page, along with taking pictures, producing fliers, and working on fundraising efforts to pay for the service member bricks for every Ovid-Elsie graduate that served and was able to complete basic training. This project is student driven and we will do our best to honor every service member graduate, but we need your help. Please pass this web page and information along to former students, family, and friends that you know have the information we need to honor our service member men and women.
**Throughout our discussions with local VFW and American Legion members in the community, we learned that many of our local service members did not graduate from Ovid-Elsie, but moved here sometime after their service. We want you to know that our service member project is trying to help provide a platform for our local heroes to be thanked. In cases where the veteran did not graduate from Ovid-Elsie, we politely ask for financial support in addition to the service member information needed for this project.
So what do I do now? First, if you would like a brick for you, or a family member who served, please click the following link:
The information is easy – we are only asking for:
- Service member name as you want it presented on a brick
- Branch of service
- Graduating class from Ovid, Elsie, or Ovid-Elsie
Someone from our high school office will contact you to verify service member information and graduating class once we receive this information from one of our fliers or the online form. You can provide this information by simply clicking here.