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  • Folo Watkins
    I was forwarded the following. Folks who haven t seen the Raven should head out to Good Templar Park for the open house. And, of course, vote for it! Cheers,
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 6, 2007
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      I was forwarded the following. Folks who haven't seen the Raven should head
      out to Good Templar Park for the open house. And, of course, vote for it!

      Cheers, Folo


      >Were having an open house Sep 16 at Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL.
      >
      >Trygve
      >
      >
      >
      >----------
      >From: Liz Safanda [mailto:safanda@...]
      >
      >
      > YOU CAN MAKE HISTORY - AND SAVE IT TOO -
      >
      > BY VOTING FOR THE VIKING SHIP!!
      >
      >
      >
      > American Express and the Midwest office of the National Trust have
      > announced
      >
      >that 25 Chicago metro sites are eligible for a fabulous grant. To win the
      >top $$, or
      >
      >be one of 12 other finalists, we urge the public to VOTE FOR THE VIKING!
      >
      >
      >
      >How?
      >
      >Go to
      ><http://www.partnersinpreservation.com/>http://www.partnersinpreservation.com/
      >
      > between September 6 and October 10,
      >
      >and vote for the Viking Ship as your favorite Chicago area cultural
      >landmark. At that website,
      >
      >you will see photos of the Viking, details about its background, and 4-5
      >anecdotes
      >
      >from local folks about their passion for this amazing artifact.
      >
      >
      >
      >YOU CAN VOTE DAILY! And - you can tell friends and relatives to vote too-
      >so please
      >
      >send this urgent appeal to your group email lists!
      >
      >
      >
      >Our latest newsletter describes in detail how we will use the grant money
      >- to stabilize
      >
      >the Ship in its current setting, and make plans for its permanent display.
      >
      >
      >
      >Questions? Call us at (630) 377-6424
      >
      >
      >
      >We will send weekly reminders about voting - here is your chance to have a
      >major impact
      >
      >on the fate of a local artifact - one that has come a long way from Norway
      >and is
      >
      >"beached" at Good Templar Park. If we don;t act now, in a decade we will
      >be looking
      >
      >at a pile of lumber!
      >
      >
      >
      >P.S. - we really like the coincidence that American Express has decided to
      >call their initiative
      >
      >"Partners in Preservation." It rings a bell ....
      >
      >
      >
      >Heartfelt thanks,
      >
      >Liz - at Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley
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