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Fundraiser proves to be a success for group

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By The Staff

Editor:

Belated thanks to all the volunteers who helped at the July 17-18 “Roadblock to save your history” for the benefit of the Port William Historical Society at Fifth Street and Highland Avenue in Carrollton. We raised $1,005 and were encouraged by the support and interest of the drivers in helping to preserve local history.

Special thanks to Deborah Garrett, organizer of the event; the Main Street Program and Sam Burgess; Dana Deatherage, Tina Mefford of Insurance Associates; Rick Whitfill and David Hendren, owners of the Poet’s House, Gen. J.T. Ellis Banquet Hall and Riverdance Salon in Ghent; and Phyllis McLaughlin, editor of the Trimble Banner in Bedford. Sheila and Pat Underwood supervised Boy Scouts from Troop 131, sponsored by St. John’s Catholic Church. The scouts did a super job: Logan and Levi Underwood, Michael and Bret Hall, Michael Hedges and Matthew O’Neal. Gary Ford and Karen Claiborne from the Port William Historical Society rounded out the volunteers.

Most of all, thank you, the drivers in the community, who graciously sat through another red light so that we could collect money from you. Be assured that your money will be well spent in your local historical society’s efforts to preserve your history and add value to Carroll County’s profile as we strive to keep your jewel, the Masterson House, open and in good shape. Your comments indicate your belief that as one of the oldest two story brick houses still in existence on the stretch of the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Louisville proves that you are aware of how important your local history is to our community.

Karen Claiborne

President , Port William

Historical Society