Pavers for O’Brien Mini-Park renovations still on sale

By Lindsay Kriz

July 17, 2014

POMEROY — Pavers for the newly renovated O’Brien Mini Park are still on sale at Clark’s Jewelry Store and Front Paige Outfitters starting at $50, with donations welcome. Any purchase of two or more pavers includes a free Imagine Pomeroy T-shirt.

Each paver has three lines for text, with 24 characters per line, including spaces.

Imagine Pomeroy began August 2013 and is comprised of 12 members of the community who hope to enhance the village, including Pomeroy Mayor Jackie Welker. The renovations of the park is the group’s biggest project so far, with the last renovations to the area completed 15 years ago.

Renovations began in early July and include newly planted grass, an extension to the stage, and a new canopied area that will boast a wi-fi hot spot and electrical outlets for electronics or food dishes during social gatherings. The park is also expected to have new electrical lighting, including canopy lighting. Old pavers remain in place for the time being, with the new pavers being added soon.

Imagine Pomeroy members have been selling pavers for weeks, and Susan Clark, of Clark’s Jewelry Store, said sales are through the roof so far, with both stores combined making almost 100 sales. However, because the park path has limited space, Clark encouraged anyone interested in purchasing a paver to act quickly.

Paige Cleek, of Front Paige Outfitters, said that so far she’s made sales as far away as Florida and Georgia thanks to the Imagine Pomeroy Facebook page, and has sold T-shirts to places even farther.

A re-dedication ceremony will take place as soon as renovations are finished, with no specific date set at this time.