The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center will celebrate the successful completion of its “Brick by Brick” fundraiser with a party on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.

The engraved brick project, which began last summer, netted more than $10,000 for ACC programs. An Eagle Scout candidate was the one who made it all possible.

“We were fortunate to get to work with Quentin Jones,” said Ann Adrian, ACC manager. “He is the son of our administrator, Pam Montoya. Quentin took on the task and one rainy weekend this January he completed the outdoor gathering space.”

The first step was selling the bricks. For a donation of $100, a person could purchase a brick and have it engraved to memorialize an event, appreciation, special date or other sentiment.

“We were thrilled when more than 100 people responded to the fundraiser,” Adrian said.

With the bricks bought, ACC staff members renovated a downstairs room to have a fitness center with a lovely view of the northeast corner of the property. Next, they decided to create an accessible outdoor space adjacent to the fitness room.

That is when Jones stepped in to design and build the patio, which can be expanded as more bricks are sold. It is also wheelchair accessible.

Adrian added, “It didn’t hurt that Pam’s oldest son Carl had done a great job with a brick patio on another side of the building for his Eagle Scout project. So the family legacy continued.”

The Feb, 14 party will feature a photo showcase all of the processes that went into the making of the brick patio.

“This another great enhancement for the ACC,” Adrian said.

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