Hello, LHA members and supporters of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site! Summer is just upon us and it’s good to see the ranch greening up from all the spring work around the sidewalks. If you haven’t been at the ranch in a few months, please plan a visit to check out the new, ADA compliant sidewalks. The landscaping that accompanied the sidewalks is filling in and looking beautiful.
The spring Homeschool Day was a huge success! There were over 600 children and parents in attendance. We’re investing heavily into our school and homeschool programs at the ranch. Keep up to date with schedules by visiting our website: www.rockledgeranch.com
We’re making good progress on the fundraising front. I met recently with the executive director at the Bloom Foundation to discuss the Greenhouse Project and its impact on our fall, winter and spring school programs. The director is going to spread the word to the other funding agencies that collaborate with Bloom. I hope to have many more meetings this summer.
In addition to the Bloom Foundation, the Living History Association has been accepted to participate in this year’s Give! Campaign for local charitable donations. That campaign will run from November 1 through December 31. Be watching for announcements in the fall. I am encouraged to be involved in this well established and supported program for local charities.
Please look for the updated Greenhouse Project funds “thermometer” in this issue. A big “Thank You” to all who have given so generously to this wonderful project for our extraordinary ranch! We have an amazing story to tell about the Chambers Family’s effort to thrive on this land over 140 years ago!
See you at the ranch!