GRAFTON, Mass. — The Fisherville & Farnumsville Streetscape Committee is accepting applications for a commemorative brick program for at the Mill Villages Park in South Grafton, but time is running out.
As of Tuesday, 71 bricks out of 250 have been claimed. Residents have immortalized people they love with inscriptions etched on the faces of bricks to be placed in a memorial plaza. But applications will not be accepted past the March 15 deadline.
The committee must stick to that date so the bricks can be ready for the spring dedication, Grafton Assistant Planner Ann Morgan said. The Grafton Planning Department is administering the memorial plaza program.
The park is part of a long-fought revitalization for a patch of land that was once a parking lot for the mill that has since burned down. For years, the lot was a place for illegal dumping. Today, it is a green space and the first step in revitalizing the area.
The brick program has been attractive to families who have deep roots in South Grafton, Morgan said. A recent application was made out in memory of a loved one who once worked at the mill, she said.
Each brick costs $100. Instructions and order forms can be found at the Grafton Public Library, the Municipal Center or by clicking on this link.