Friends of the Thompson House continue with a fund raising promotion involving the sale of engraved bricks.
Each costs a 100 dollar donation to the Thompson House restoration project. Included on each brick will be up to three lines of copy for names of those donating in recognition of families, friends, or businesses or organizations.
Those wishing to purchase a brick are to contact a Trenton resident, Ted Druckenmiller, at his home. (Phone 359 2288) Heâ€™ll provide a form to be completed including wording to be engraved on the bricks. Druckenmiller said he has requests for 65 bricks as of today; but would like to include some more before submitting the order.
The bricks, according to Druckenmiller, are to be placed on a walk-way leading to the historic Thompson House near Crowder State Park west of Trenton.
Donations made to Friends of the Thompson House, a non-profit Corporation, are tax deductible. Organizers are continuing with the work project aimed at preserving the house for future generations, so it will appear as it did when Doctor William Preston Thompson lived there. Itâ€™s believed to be the oldest structure in Grundy county having been constructed in the early 1830â€™s.