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Brick by brick

August 19, 2013

The Coventry Girl's Softball League has a pair of fields located at the corner of Harkney Hill and Phillips Hill Roads and would love to add a brick walkway to the property. Jessica Boisclair. Kent County Daily Times.

COVENTRY— One year after a brick fundraiser was introduced to raise money for the Girl’s Softball League, team mom Lynn Shea is continuing the efforts and hoping to get the word out to more businesses and residents.

Shea explained that her husband Michael had the idea to use the engraved bricks to make a brick park at the field, located at the corner of Phillips Hill and Harkney Hill Road.

When her mother passed away, she said her friend bought bricks in her memory and created a memorial, which initiated her idea for the one at the field.

Although Shea was hoping to have the bricks installed by February 2013, she didn’t get the response she had hoped for from people.

“I sent out over 100 letters to local businesses and I didn’t get a response,” she said. “The amount of money that we have made isn’t even enough to cover the installation of the bricks. But we’re not completely giving up.”

So far, she said, they’ve sold 12 bricks; one of the large $150 bricks purchased was from the grandfather of one of the girls, who owns a business.

She said that once people have purchased and engraved the bricks in memory of family, friends, or local teams they will be placed around the flag pole on the field.

They will also be used to create a walkway.
Shea explained that the league is working with PaveLok, LLC. Of Bow, NH to complete the engravings.

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