Saturday, January 15 2022 at 2 pm join the Linden Heritage Foundation in the Courtroom of the historic Cass County Courthouse for a special event during the week of celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Pleasant Hill Quilting Club will share historic quilts and stories of how they were used to deliver important messages to African Americans searching for safety as they traveled the Underground Railroad.
Following the program, the Linden Heritage Foundation will have its Annual Membership Meeting. The Agenda for the Membership Meeting includes the election of Linden Heritage Foundation Directors.
It was decided then it would be cost prohibitive even with grants and available tax credits to restore the Old Firehouse. No one since has stepped forward expressing any interest in the structure or the plans/specifications to convert the building to a commercial or residential use.
The building and its interior have recently been inspected by an engineer and determined to be structurally unsound.
The Board, based on that finding, has elected to remove the roof and existing walls of the Old Firehouse down to the concrete slab and retaining walls. Labor and equipment for this work will be donated.
Once the work is completed, the LHF Board will seek input on future use of the Old Linden Firehouse site. An option being reviewed would incorporate the 1934 Water Tower and Old Firehouse into an outdoor music venue.
For further information contact: Sam Higdon, LHF Director firstname.lastname@example.org
The Linden Heritage Foundation (LHF) proudly supports our Linden-Kildare Schools. The majority of our members are graduates of LK who have very fond memories of the school and its great teachers. Now, more than ever, our teachers and students deserve our support which was the motivation behind our recent fundraiser.
Over 30 individuals made donations to “Let LK Shine” to accomplish its goal of raising $12,000.00. Many donors contributed in memory or honor of a teacher they had when attending LK. It seems that great teachers have impacted thousands of lives in a profoundly significant way.
The Foundation presented two checks to LKCISD with Keri Winters, Superintendent, responding:
Our teachers have been informed that a $100 stipend ($6,000.00) has been added to enhance funding available to purchase classroom supplies the cost of which have increased in this new learning environment. The other $6,000.00 has been added to the LKCISD budget for enhanced playground equipment and outdoor games for the elementary and junior high including new balls for soccer, basketball, football, volleyball and dodgeball; tetherball poles, balance beams, “gaga pits” and climbing walls.
Jo Anna Duncan, LHF President, thanked LKCISD for providing a quality education to the children of Linden in these unprecedented times.