Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer 2013 Newsletter

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______________________________________________________________   SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION



VOL. 1, NO. 5                       ONLEY VIRGINIA                       August, 1, 2013    

SPOTS LATEST NEWS: Construction Status

Thanks to the very generous grants from the Town of Onley, the Eastern Shore Community Foundation, Wal-Mart, the Tom E. Dailey Foundation, the United Way Campaign, and the strong contributions from our members, we continue to turn this sweet station into a jewel in Onley’s crown.  Much remains to be done, but we have come a long way since our last newsletter.

With the enthusiastic help of our board and other members, we have completed the inside of the station. It is now insulated, covered in drywall with the original beams left exposed, painted a sky blue (for painted clouds later), and lighted with track lighting. The original office floor has been sanded and refinished. The train room floor has been covered and painted and we have heating and air conditioning. The handicap ramp has been built. We will begin building the train layouts before July is out.

However we still have to build a back deck which will include a bathroom.  Bathrooms involve drilling a well, a pump and haul tank and fixtures so we are not there yet.

This final internal stage of construction has been reached only through the strong support of our members and their generous contributions, both large and small. Thank you so much.

We are so very proud of this project and what it will mean to the many children here on the Shore.

A Brief History of our progress in pictures:

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The Santa Train is our favorite event of the year and the children so enjoy it. In the past we’ve had close to 100 children and adults for this event. This year we hope to combine it with our Grand Opening. We will offer refreshments as usual, but will also have large layouts running, tours of the station, lots of toy trains for the children to play with, and we will have cookies and milk for Santa, of course. The date of the Santa Train is not set but is usually the first Saturday in December. Please come see us! It will be a wonderful day for the children…of all ages.

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troutbirder said...

Well done. I'll be taking my first ever train trip this fall...:)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Great post full of lots of info and photos of all the work that's been done!

ancient one said...

Your hard work is paying off. Everything looks great.