Dear Friend, Neighbors and Members,
As hard as it is to believe we have just entered the final quarter of 2017. As President of Historic Georgetown Association I am pleased to give you updated information on HGA, Georgetown’s First Fire House and the Train Station.
Howard Horner donated a train display for the train station. This display goes very nicely with the train display than Norm Sakers donated to us earlier this year. Mr. Horner is a 94 year old World War II Army Veteran and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. All buildings on the train display were built by Mr. Horner.
Delaware Seaside Railroad Club refurbished and installed both train displays in the train station.
The train station and fire house were open the 1st Saturday of each month from May through September. We were pleased with the overall attendance.
HGA has been approved for a matching grant to add a restroom in the Georgetown’s First Fire House.
The Train Station is being used for meetings by our community
Our web site www.historicgeorgetownassociation.com will provide you updated information on HGA activities.
We are really excited about the upcoming events:
Christmas 2017. For the fourth year HGA will partnered with the Town of Georgetown providing Santa Claus for our young people. December 2, 9, 16 Santa Claus and his Elves will be at the Train Station. On Friday night December 22 we will be hosting an evening of Christmas Carols at the Train Station.
Lil Toot will be providing rides in December for Christmas with Santa, weather permitting.
We will have a new supply of Cat’s Meow of the Train Station and Fire House for sale.
It has been a long journey but we are in the final stages of getting our building permit to add a restroom in the Georgetown’s First Fire House. We still need to raise additional funds for the matching grant that was award to HGA.
We would like to install a train that would run around the ceiling of the train station. Any help or suggestions are needed and appreciated.
Lit Toot - Plans are to build a train track path behind the garage for Lit Toot. A long the path we would have all the necessary railroad signs to help educate our passengers. The garage would act as a train station were passengers would board Lit Toot.
We would appreciate any pictures, historical items, papers, and memorabilia regarding the Train Station, First Fire House and Georgetown in general.
Train Station meeting area can be rented for events.
Executive Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 8:30 AM. All members are welcome.
Next General Membership Meeting is December 2 at 11:00 AM at Georgetown’s First Fire House. Please come by for refreshments and check out the new train display.
As President of Historic Georgetown Association I am pleased to give you updated information on HGA, Georgetown’s First Fire House and the Train Station. As you know it takes people and finances to make any organization strong. I would encourage you to be a member of Historic Georgetown Association. Attached is the 2017 Membership Application. If you are not a member, please consider helping us in making our community better. Members, we thank you for renewing your membership in the Historic Georgetown Association.
Martin B. Donovan
Ralph “Toby” Givens, Chairman of the Board
Lynn Moore, Vice President
Chris Lecates, Secretary
Joan Messick, Assistant Secretary