Last call for ‘memory bricks’

Stewart Anderson straightens the memory bricks that have already been sold at the Greybull chamber office.

by nathan oster

With the reconstruction of Greybull’s downtown intersection scheduled for late spring, the Greybull Area Chamber of Commerce is making one final push to sell more of the “memory bricks” that serve as tributes to the men and women who made the town what it is today.

Now stacked neatly up against a wall in the chamber office, the bricks will be installed as part of the “bump outs” that will be going in at Greybull Avenue’s intersections with Fifth and Sixth Streets.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has yet to award the contract for the work, but a spokesman said at the end of 2011 that the street project is definitely going to happen this year, most like in the late summer and early spring.

The “memory brick” project was launched in the late 1990s as a way of raising money for the chamber of commerce.  To date, 237 bricks have been sold.  There is going to be room for about 100 more at the two intersections, according to Sue Anderson, the executive director of the Greybull Area Chamber of Commerce.

IF you would like to purchase a “memory brick” in honor of a loved one, the cost is $100. Just contact Anderson at the chamber office. To those considering it, Anderson says keep in mind, “The fewer the words, the larger the type.”