Brainstorm ways to honor outgoing vet clinic owners
March 8, 2013 8:27 AM Subscribe
My wife just took over ownership of the vet clinic on our small, tight-knit Island community in the Pacific Northwest. She wants to find some permanent, memorable way to honor the previous owners, who ran the clinic for 30+ years. Help us think beyond a plaque.
posted by argybarg to grab bag (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The two previous owners, a man and a woman who are not a couple, are well-regarded in our town. They built the clinic up from very little when they were young. (They'll keep working as vets, they just won't be owners.) My wife doesn't want to just take over the clinic without celebrating these two.
No, you don't know them, so I'm asking you to brainstorm at a very general level. We're an island of about 10,000 residents, with a small town center. We're a strongly animal- and arts-oriented community.
It might help to know why two obvious ideas don't seem to work: A plaque seems on the dull side, and where does it go? And a nice donation to a worthy fund is great but not visible. All other ideas welcome, and thanks.