We’ve been staying busy and having fun this fall thanks to cooperative weather, awesome volunteers and wonderful supporters!
Most recently, on November 6, we held our Fall Festival to benefit First Zion Baptist Church. First Zion Baptist Church is a preservation project of the Foundation with the goal of creating a community cultural arts center. The festival included a high-end rummage sale, grilled brats and other snacks and live music, plus the most beautiful fall day one could ask for. All in all, the Foundation raised over $3,000! A special thanks to Kelley Farm Kitchen for donating vegan brats (author’s note: I am not a vegetarian and they were delicious!), Bolivar Bread for donating the bread for the brats, our local musicians for sharing their talents, event volunteers and everyone who donated items for the sale. Overall, a major success!
Also, in October, the Foundation cleared the dense vines and scrub from the back property line at First Zion Baptist Church and planted a shade garden. About 20 volunteers assisted in preparing the site, planting 40 shrubs and mulching the bed. Special thanks to Kevin Twyman for tilling the soil and hauling away the brush and to Larry Waters for moving construction rubble from the site. The Foundation is grateful to the Potomac-Shenandoah Garden Council in cooperation with the Harpers Ferry Woman’s Club for their generous donation, which purchased the plants.
Our volunteers, unafraid to get messy!