Constructing a field house at the new Evans Middle School will take a lot of bricks, but not just the kind used for the building.
The booster club at the school is selling engraved bricks as a fundraiser to build the field house between the baseball and football fields.
Called The Walk of Honor, the bricks will be used to construct a walkway around a flagpole and create a path between the two fields, Evans Middle Booster Club Vice President Jacqueline Hulsey said.
"We need 100 bricks to start, and then we're going to fill in with the paver bricks," she said. "As we sell the bricks, we'll replace the paver with an etched brick."
So far, Hulsey said, the club has sold about 80 bricks, but she wasn't sure how much money has been raised so far to construct the approximately $175,000 field house.
Amenities of the field house will include locker rooms, bathrooms, a concession area and a press box, Hulsey said.
Bricks cost $40 for a 4-by-8-inch brick and $80 for an 8-by-8-inch brick. Hulsey said she hopes workers can begin construction of the walkway in October.
Brick purchases are tax deductible. Order forms are available at the school's front office or at its Web site, which can be accessed through www.ccboe.net.
Selling bricks will be an ongoing process long after the field house is finished, Hulsey said.
"This is going to be a fundraiser for many years," she said. "Hopefully, it will continue for the life of the school."
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