Last year, Summerfest started selling engraved pavers that were placed in the ground in the Beat Street Plaza which includes the large instruments on the south end of the festival grounds.
When I saw this opportunity, I knew I had to buy one for my dad, who attended every Summerfest from the very first one to 2010. He passed away in November 2010.
Pat, my stepmother and friend, went in on this with me – it cost $75 (larger pavers are available for $150 and $200).
There are about 100 engraved pavers in the ground. Our paver is in front of the big guitar and it makes me happy to know my dad’s still a part of Summerfest in some small way.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.