Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fundraising Update & Site Clean Up Schedule

Here a splashy graphic to update everyone on the status of our fundraising. I've spoken with several family members who have promised a donation. Myself included. Send in your check. I'm sending mine. Or make a pledge and send your check later. That way we know we can reach our fundraising goal. Clean up is official for Saturday November 15, 9am at the Saunders Station site. Bring gloves, chain saws, loppers, weed eaters or any trimming tools.

Thank you Sandra Long! We can do this.

Check payable to: Colonel Jethro Sumner Chapter, DAR,
C/O Mrs. Becky Duncan, 459 Dobbins Pike,  Gallatin, TN 37066.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We Are Fundraising! Please Contribute.

I'm pleased to update this blog with a call to action to restore James Franklin Senior's grave. For those who have been looking for a way to help for ... years .... we finally have a plan thanks to Cousin Sandra Long of Gallatin. We have a proposal to conduct conservation improvements with DAN S. ALLEN & ASSOCIATES, Consulting Archaeologists, Historians, and Preservationists and we are working with the developer to clear the lot and construct a fence. All estimates compiled for this phase of work total $3500.

The Colonel Jethro Sumner Chapter of the DAR has kindly agreed to sponsor the restoration by providing us with a depository for our fundraising. Any amount donated can help us achieve our goal.

Download the donation form with all needed information.

If you have any helpful comments or other donation resources to help us reach our goal, please comment here. Or find us on Facebook. More details to come on a clean-up date to put in some sweat equity to help defer the cost of brush removal. I will also keep you updated on the archaeologists progress. Sure would be nice to blog on a dedication ceremony in the near future!

Thank you to everyone who has inspired good advice and found connections to make this happen in order to transform this site for Sumner County history, the Franklin family and the residents of Saundersville Station & Franklin Reserve.