April 25, 2021 Blog

Like most organizations, the pandemic impacted the Foundation’s events and meetings. We held our board meetings virtually and our events were outdoors with limited participation to ensure social distancing. Now as life begins to return to normal, the Foundation is ramping up its activities and we’re excited for your participation!

The Volksmarch last weekend was a great success! Over 60 people attended, and the weather could not have been more perfect. Walkers could choose between a guided walk or a self-guided excursion. For the guided walks, we offered two 5Ks – one of Harpers Ferry and the other of Bolivar. After, we all enjoyed soup and live music at The Barn. A special thanks to Country Café, Kelley Farm Kitchen and Bolivar Bread for donating food! Check out some pictures below.

Our next event is our annual membership meeting on May 4. Please join us to learn more about the Foundation’s projects and initiatives. We’ll have a brief business meeting to elect our board members and approve our annual budget. We will then showcase the work we accomplished over the past year, our plans for the year ahead and recognize a local restoration project for our annual preservation award.  We hope one or more of our projects will pique your interest and encourage you to volunteer in our efforts to enhance our community.  The annual meeting will be hosted virtually on Zoom and all are welcome.  Join us at 5 PM on May 4 using the connection link: https://zoom.us/j/7035910214. Are you interested in becoming a member? You can join our organization here.

On May 22, the Foundation will be hosting a yard sale fundraiser at First Zion Church, and we are looking for treasures to rehome. If you have any art, furniture, good dishes, silver, linens, antique jewelry, or other high-end items that you would be willing to donate to the Foundation, please reach out to Carrie Gauthier at carriegsells@comcast.net. We are hoping to sell more high-end items (think of an estate sale), so at this time we are not looking for electronics or plastics. Of course, stop by First Zion on May 22 for some shopping and please encourage your local friends and family to come as well! Who knows what gems you’ll find.

This past year has been strange to say the least, but we are ready to swing back into full gear! If you have not already, join our mailing list to find out more about these and future events. Together, we can work to preserve this community and have some fun along the way!

Written by Rachel Meyer