Monday, June 20, 2016

DEADLINE IS NOW: Cemetery Directory Bricks Must Be Purchased This Week

The Dorchester Community Foundation Fund is finishing up work on its latest project -- a directory for the Dorchester Cemetery.

This structure will help loved ones and friends find the burial site of those who have been laid to rest in our community's cemetery just east of the village.

To help raise the necessary funds for this important project, the Foundation is offering an engraved brick sponsorship, according to Peg Bergmeyer, a key leader of the Foundation.

According to Bergmeyer, the campaign to fund the cemetery directory by purchasing bricks is coming to an end. The Foundation needs to hear from you ASAP if you still wish to purchase a brick. Please contact Judy Schweitzer or Bergmeyer (402-525-5705) to get your order in. 

"We are very grateful to everyone who has donated so far and we will be happy to receive orders from anyone else in the next couple days," Bergmeyer said.

Personalized engraved bricks will be used in the construction of the cemetery directory.  
  • The price for a 4” x 8” brick with one or two 16 character lines (spaces are counted) is $100 or 3 lines for $125.
  • An 8” x 8” brick with one to six lines is $200; or adding a logo with print on the 8” x 8” brick is $250.
  • This sponsorship is similar to the Park Shelter brick wall. 
To download and print a contribution form, click here.

Established over a decade ago, the Dorchester Community Foundation Fund is guided by one central mission:  To raise funds for worthy projects that will enhance Dorchester and our quality of life.  Contributions to the Foundation are deductible for income and estate tax purposes.  You may consider giving cash, outright gifts (including bushels of grain), memorial gifts, deferred gifts (trusts-life insurance policies etc.), gift annuity or real estate.

A non-profit affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, the Dorchester Community Foundation has been instrumental in various projects and activities.  These include the city park's new playground equipment and shelter; annual scholarships; the Charlie Havlat Memorial; the village welcome signs; and the steak and chicken feeds.

See the contribution form for more details.  Make checks payable to: Dorchester Community Foundation Fund, c/o Peg Bergmeyer,101 Washington Ave., Dorchester, NE 68343.


  1. you used DEAD in your headline for a cemetery project. i'm so offended i can barely think right now

    1. Cemetery DwellerJune 20, 2016 at 2:22 PM

      I think we all owe a lot to the foundation for all the good work they do.

      They don't get enough credit and thanks, so THANK YOU!


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