LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Theresa Fleischer’s parents brick is one of several she visits on the Walk of Fame. It’s a 50th wedding anniversary brick for Charles and Ida Zeller.
Some of the bricks featured on the “Walk” are celebrations, some are tributes and some are memorials.
The brick Fleischer purchased to honor Carmel Cullen is a memorial. Cullen was a Crusade volunteer for 47 years.
“When I first started at the telephone company, my first supervisor was Carmel Cullen and Carmel was at the Crusade for years, from the very beginning,” Fleischer said. “Carmel is the one who got me into working at the Crusade and I’ve done it ever since.”
That’s 35 years volunteering on the Crusade and counting for Fleischer, many of which she spent working alongside another AT&T volunteer, Judy Barkus. Barker died a couple of years ago.
Theresa, along with some co-workers, found the perfect spot for her brick right between the Crusade offices at WHAS11 and the AT&T building across the street.
“She was a great lady so when she passed away we thought what better way to honor her than with a brick for the Crusade,” Fleischer said.
If you’d like to put your loved one on the Walk of Fame it is a simple process.
Just go to whascrusade.org and check on events. There, you can order a brick or slab.
You can get a 5 by 8 red brick for just $100. The big concrete colored 12 by 12 brick costs $500.
The 60th annual WHAS Crusade for Children is Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.
The money from the bricks goes to the endowment fund which pays operating expenses and makes sure that every dollar you give goes directly to the kids.