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HPS elects new directors

Friday, March 19, 2010

Phil Gick, president of the board of the Heritage Preservation Society, gives a recap of the organization's past year during the annual meeting Wednesday at the Putnam County Museum.
GREENCASTLE -- Paul Champion, Bonnie Yarhaus and David English were elected to the board of the Heritage Preservation Society Wednesday. These three new directors join current board members Phil Gick, Ken Eitel, Ken Heeke, Melissa Gough, Anne Phipps, Ann Clark, Jenni Artis, Jana Boggess, and Becky Harris.

Officers for HPS were also elected to the board during the annual meeting at the Putnam County Museum. Phil Gick will continue to be president, Jenni Artis is vice president, Ken Eitel is treasurer and Melissa Gough is secretary.

Harold Spicer and Bob Matthews are both retiring from the board and were recognized by the group for their commitment to the organization.

Gick gave a short recap of the society's activities during 2009. These included playing a small part in the Putnamville United Methodist Church's 175th anniversary, placing two new plaques on the Heritage Wall for the Putnamville church and Handy's Dairy, hosting the Historic Landmarks Movable Feast, hosting haunted historic cemetery tours and workshops and beefing up their partnership with the Putnam County Museum.

HPS also applied for a grant to help create three new historic preservation districts in Greencastle. They are awaiting notice about the grant award.

Upcoming events for the group include a historic home tour and a workshop on how to repair windows in historic buildings in May, which is Historic Preservation month.

The workshop will be at 10 a.m. on May 22 at the Putnam County Museum. Cost for the event is $10 per person and $5 for each additional family member.

The home tour dates and route will be announced soon.

HPS is recruiting new members. Anyone interested in joining the organization or looking for more information can visit the Web site at www.marketplace.com and type in Heritage Preservation Society.

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