Volunteer Senior Rangers Needed to Spruce Up Ike’s Farm

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Date: April 10, 2014
Contact: Carol Hegeman, 717-338-9114

In preparation for the busy summer in Gettysburg, 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 May 1, 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. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the Gettysburg Foundation.

In addition to the May 1 event, the Volunteer Senior Ranger Corps currently has several projects underway.   Additional volunteers are needed to interpret at the Eisenhower show barn to explain to visitors the Eisenhower cattle operation and visits by world leaders. Training, reading materials and a uniform are provided. Another project needing more volunteers is tending the Eisenhower vegetable garden.  All supplies and seeds are provided and volunteer gardeners get to keep the harvest.  Extra vegetables are donated to the community soup kitchen and other local social service agencies.  

An indoor project is the oral history conversion project converting the site's oral histories from cassette tapes to CDs. This project is now in the third stage where volunteers are needed to listen to each CD to check for acceptable sound quality, correct labeling, and to assure each interview has been completely recorded. Volunteers are also needed to help with parking for World War II Weekend in September, assist with resource management projects 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.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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