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Egg Harbor Friends of Library Announce Memorial Pavers

The Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion and Egg Harbor Library is just a few months from completion. Boldt Construction and their large contingent of Door County construction workers have been working extra hours to meet the projected mid-December completion date.

Village Administrator Ryan Heise said some heavy lifting remains, but the public will be able to notice architectural details soon.

“I’m done hyping it,” he said. “The building speaks for itself and will continue to do so for a very long time.”

While construction is to be completed by mid-December it will take a few weeks to move books, furniture, fine tune audio visual equipment, building controls and other fine details.

“We anticipate the building to be usable by the first of the year,” Heise said.

The Friends of Egg Harbor Library is dedicated to the creation of a timeless memorial in honor of loved ones at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion and Village of Egg Harbor Library.

A sample of a paver that can be purchased to memorialize a loved one on the second floor of the new building. Submitted.

Located on the second-floor porch among the center’s green roof foliage, the memorial features personalized engraved pavers. When complete, the area will serve as a place for visitors to sit quietly and enjoy a book, toast a life milestone, or unwind after a day of exploring the county.

“The community center and library is such an important addition to Egg Harbor and the Door County,” said Judy Ortiz. “I just didn’t realize how great and meaningful the opportunity would be.”

Through Oct. 15, individuals have the opportunity to receive the pre-opening donation cost for engraving an 18×18-inch cement paver. After Oct. 15, the increased cost of the pavers is due to the cost of removal of a blank paver and the placement of an engraved paver.

A sample of the paver is housed at the entrance area of the existing library in Egg Harbor. For more information, or to make your donation contact the Egg Harbor Library at 920.868.2664 or mail your donation to the Door County Community Foundation, PO Box 802, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

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