Preservation group raising funds

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A new endowment has been approved for the establishment of the Heritage Preservation Society Endowment Fund.

"Our goal is to raise $10,000 in 2008," announced Ken Eitel, President of the Putnam County Heritage Preservation Society.

There are a couple of purposes for the fund. The main function is to provide funds for the maintenance and additions to the Heritage Wall, located on Vine Street near Eitel's Flower Shop. There currently are plaques hanging to honor various people and events that have happened in Putnam County.

The second function is to make funds available for projects that concern preservation of buildings and to raise awareness of the importance of the past in the county.

The Putnam County Community Foundation has challenged the HPS with a 2008 Endowment Builder Grant that will match one dollar for every two dollars contributed during 2008. This means the HPS will have $15,000 in their fund when the goal of $10,000 is raised.

"There are no particular buildings at this time [being looked at for possible inclusion into the society]," stated Eitel.

The most recent project the society undertook was the movement of a log cabin from Southern Putnam County to Cloverdale.

Contributions checks can be sent to HPS at P.O. Box 163, Greencastle, IN 46135 c/o Bob Matthews or taken to Eitel's Flower Shop in Greencastle.

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  • I would love to see the Leuteke (sp) (on S. Locust St.) playhouse restored and protected. This little victorian house is a beautiful and rare building and a Greencastle landmark to all the little girls that were allowed to play in it. Please consider this. Best of luck with your efforts, Anita Hightshoe

    -- Posted by hightshoehome on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 7:03 PM
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