Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March newsletter

The meeting was held in the museum in the country store March 17th. The new furnace was discussed and work will begin sometime in April. The plumbers have been busy restarting furnaces that were flooded out. The water has been turned back on in the building since the pipes will be unlikely to freeze again this year. The old dumb waiter will be removed soon.

The Christmas decorations have been taken down and stored away except for the dining room which we decided to leave as a display to promote the Christmas dinners.

Long time member Esther Borchers passed away on March 16th.

The Ft. Loramie girls basketball team went to the state championship and unfortunately didn't prevail but they should be very proud of what they accomplished this year. The Anna girls won their state championship.

The book committee met and tossed around some ideas. The book will contain updated information on Peter Loramie and his store and the fort. More has become available since the invention of the internet in the last 25 years. Also more will be included on the native American tribes in the area, the one-room schools and the canal and lake. There are also new businesses and organizations.