The Story County Freedom Rock, located at the northeast corner of the Maxwell City Park, will have a completed mural painted on it by artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen by the summer of 2015.
It is the goal of the Freedom Rock committee to construct a brick walkway, with the names of Story County veterans engraved on each brick, as part of the landscape around the rock.
For a limited time, the price to purchase a brick is $30. A form must be turned in by Dec. 31 of this year, so that the first round of bricks can be placed in the spring of 2014. From that point on, new bricks will be placed annually.
Forms to order bricks can be obtained at area businesses or by going online to: www.storycountyfreedomrock.com, where you can download a form.
There will also be a kiosk with a protective cover over the brass plating to display the names of families and businesses that have helped sponsor the project. Donation categories for the kiosk are:
Granite Bench Sponsor: $2,500 (a limited number of benches are available)
Platinum Sponsor: $1,000-$2,499
Gold Sponsor: $500-999
Silver Sponsor: $100-$499
Those interesting in being a sponsor can mail a check to: Story County Freedom Rock, PO Box 277, Maxwell, IA 50161. If you have questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.