A Special Community Project – A “Facelift” for our beloved Heritage House!
By Joyce Flynn – Vice President, Woodbury Heritage Society
Our Woodbury Heritage Society owes a debt of gratitude for an astonishing group of community members! Two memorable weekends in May and June had a multiple of individuals and businesses that came together to make our restoration project a HUGE success.
Through the diligent work and devotion of our community members, our goal to achieve restoration became reality. Over 60 volunteers from the community at large, the Woodbury Community Foundation, the Woodbury Heritage Society Board of Directors, and Nextdoor web site helped with our project. A number of volunteers continued to devote time during the week till all tasks were completed.
Some of our volunteers knew very little about the Woodbury Heritage Society or the small white house on the corner of Radio Drive & Lake Rd. But all cared about working on a project that benefitted the countless school children, local residents, visitors to our community that come to this wonderful historical site each year. Businesses alike were committed to help this project succeed.
The following business provided supplies, food and services:
Sherwin Williams Paint-Woodbury, Bailey Nursery, Home Depot, Starbucks, City of Woodbury, Matt Johnson- Keller Williams Premier Realty, and food for our volunteers for both weekends from Kowalski’s, Lunds & Byerly, and Cub. Treats from Dick Raths and Joan Humes.
“I am part of a fantastic organization that has 100% participation in a giant project to improve and an important part of our organization – I am talking about painting the outside, the inside and improving the space around the heritage house. New plants, mulch, gate and shed repair, and new ramp at back of house were all done by volunteers. Each one can proudly show to friends and family the part that they may have participated in. A gigantic thank you goes to Joyce, Julian, Margaret, Sheila, Patty, Tom, Carl and Rick. It would not have been ready for the first open house on June 12 without everyone’s help. There were many other volunteers and agencies that contributed to this big project. We are planning for a thank you event on July 9 from 2-4 pm at the house for those afore mentioned and their families and other volunteers as well as businesses that have contributed,” stated Wayne Schilling – President, Woodbury Heritage Society.
Because of all these special individuals and businesses in our community magnificent things came to be. Not only did the Heritage House get restored to a former glory, but great camaraderie, a sense of community and I believe pride amongst those who cared and helped with this project that benefit and will continue to benefit the many in the future who come to visit this significant historical home in Woodbury.