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Personalized pavers now available in LARC’s memorial garden

Information provided by LARC

LANSING, Ill. (February 14, 2023) – LARC, a not-for-profit organization providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is selling personalized memorial pavers that will be displayed in their newly developed Memorial Garden. These engraved bricks are $200 each and will be personalized and installed in time for summer 2023.

LARC’s Memorial Garden came to fruition last spring, as volunteers from The Lansing Garden club planted over 34 native species of plants, 18 bushes, and one tree. Diane Lund, Garden Club founder, was instrumental in creating the schematics for the project, with plants purchased by LARC.

The garden is located just outside LARC’s client lunchroom, on the west side of the campus located at 19043 Wentworth Avenue. At the corner of the garden, there is a memorial bench sitting upon a bed of rustic-colored landscape pavers — where the engraved pavers will be installed.

Ernie Gonzalez, Executive Director of LARC said, “The last couple of years were very hard on LARC. We lost five clients, one board member, and several of our greatest supporters; all while dealing with the complex circumstances surrounding COVID. Our Board of Directors felt that the development of a Memorial Garden would be a beautiful way to remember our loved ones and their legacies.”

The local community can now purchase a 4″x8″ brick through March 10. Bricks may be personalized in memory, or in honor of someone special. Purchasing a brick helps support LARC’s mission while leaving a lasting legacy for a loved one.

Order forms are available at LARC, or on the organization’s website: For more information, contact the development office at 708-474-1540.


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