Volunteer Senior Rangers Needed to Spruce Up Ike's Farm
Contact: Carol Hegeman, 717-338-9114 Ext. 4411
The staff of the Eisenhower National Historic Site and the Adams County Office for Aging invites active, older citizens to participate in the Volunteer Senior Ranger Corps. On Thursday, May 3th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. volunteers are needed for the annual cleaning and preservation of Eisenhower's farm equipment and cars. The barns will also be spruced up by removing cobwebs, cleaning windows and sweeping floors. This project will prepare the site for the busy summer season. Lunch will be provided.
In addition to the May 3th event, the Volunteer Senior Ranger Corps currently has several projects underway. For volunteers interested in indoor work, a project to convert original oral history tapes to audio CDs is underway. Volunteers are also needed to serve as videographers for special events and to film guest speakers. Scanning of the Eisenhower photograph collection and re-cataloging of the Eisenhower artifacts also continues.
Outdoor projects include tending the Eisenhower vegetable garden. All the supplies and seeds are provided and volunteer gardeners get to keep the harvest. Extra vegetables are donated to the community soup kitchen.Volunteers are needed to interpret at the Eisenhower show barn explaining the history to the public. Training and reading materials are provided. Volunteers also help with parking for World War II Weekend and build or paint fences as needed.
For more information or to volunteer for the farm equipment preservation and barn project, contact Linda Thompson at 334-9296, or 1-800-548-3240.
Did You Know?
While a member of the West Point football team in 1912, Cadet Dwight Eisenhower played linebacker against the legendary Jim Thorpe of the Carlisle Indian School. Recalling Eisenhower’s performance years later, Thorpe remarked, “Good Linebacker!”