Friday, February 25, 2011

February newsletter

The February meeting was held in the museum on February 17th. There was some concern that there would be too much ice and snow piled up at the curb for some of us to get into the building but the village came and plowed it up. It's been a long and cold winter but the heating bill shows that our winterizing efforts were successful.

The new furnace for the music room is still in the planning stages and will be done in the spring by Tom & Jerry's. It was pointed out that there should be safety valves on the two gas furnaces so something will be done about that. We would also like to have the old dumb waiter removed.

There will be an article about us in the Progress supplement in the Sidney Daily News written by Jim Rosengarten.

Long-time member, Esther Borchers, has moved to Heritage Manor in Minster. If you would like to send her a card the address is 24 N. Hamilton, Minster OH 45865.

As the weather improves volunteers will be removing the Christmas decorations and generally getting things in order for opening this summer. Tom Busse has been cleaning and painting again this time in the walk-in cooler in the kitchen. The museum is lucky to have him and others who donate time and money. The county commissioners will be unable to give us any money again this year.

Summer hours will once again be Sundays from 1-4 from the beginning of June until the end of August. One can visit other times by calling Dorothy Quinlin 937-295-2659 or Karen Anthony 937-295-2353.