News Release: 11-15-09

The Corbell-Denny Memorial Foundation wants to thank the area supporters of the Soroptimist International Lincoln Bi-Centennial Celebration at Lincoln School on October 17. Their fund raising event to help prevent domestic violence against women and children was well attended and we are glad they selected Lincoln School to host the event.

We hope the community got a chance to see how we have improved the interior for community use. Since we have added air-conditioning to all the classrooms and a new boiler for winter heat, we now have a safe secure location for family, group and community activities in an historical setting year around, handicap accessible, and economical.

On Saturday November 22, the Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary will hold it fall Crafts Bazaar in the Lincoln School cafeteria, classrooms and hallways. We hope the community will help make this a great fund raising event for the Auxiliary. The Foundation hopes to make this an annual event fundraiser for both the Lincoln School Restoration Fund and the FCH Auxiliary projects.

We are still looking for Volunteers to help with the north classroom restoration- to put it back to its original condition in 1905. We have the desks, but we need pictures, history and direction, retired teachers and past students to make it a reality to teach our new generation of students "how it use to be".

Other activities that needs some volunteers for origination and guidance involves the idea to reestablish the October Lincoln School carnival for all area school children, as a fundraiser for the school restoration and the foundation fund that supports area students with unusual and unfunded needs.

Remember the days when you drove by Lincoln to see all the windows looking like stain glass with holiday seances painted on them and backlit from the classrooms. Creative art students, parents, and artists could make a great holiday event with this project as a contest for best design, a drive by tourist attraction, but it just needs some volunteers with creative ideas.

Lincoln school is a community asset, as a 105 year old building it has a lot of years left. You only have to go back east and see all the beautiful buildings that are 200 years old still being used for all kinds of uses, events, and activities. History is important and this building needs more activity. If you have any suggestions, please send you ideas to us, via the paper, radio station, or to our web site email www.lincolnschoolccacenter.com.

Donations are always welcome to help these projects and the Student Aid/Assistance fund that is distributed to all area schools every fall. Donations may be sent to the First National Bank Trust Department, Trustee for the Corbell-Denny Memorial Foundation, with designation to the Lincoln School Restoration Fund or the Student Assistance fund.

Thanks

Denny Corbell, Executive Director

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