[Loscho_Enews] Historic Camano City Schoolhouse Welcomes Camano Art Tour visitors

Karen Prasse kprasse at yahoo.com
Sat May 3 08:48:45 PDT 2014

The Historic Camano City Schoolhouse Welcomes Camano Art Tour visitors for a Schoolroom Stopover!

Please stop in during the Mothers’ Day Art Tour Weekend.  The historic 1905 Camano City Schoolhouse a pleasant combination of artistry, history, scenery, along with a welcome interlude of rest, refreshment and relaxation.

---Saturday, May 10 or Sunday, May 11  
---On both Saturday and Sunday --From 11 AM to 3 PM

---933 Orchid Road, Camano Island

Refreshments include Scones or Snack, Espresso or Soft Drink

---Enter to Win an “Artwork Raffle for Rehab”
---Artworks donated by many talented Camano Island artists. Proceeds will fund school rehab work.
---Enjoy an Enlightening Exhibit of Historic Camano Island Photos & Memorabilia
---Tour & Explore the Scenic Schoolhouse Site on the “Saratoga Side” of Camano Island

The schoolhouse sits on a scenic hillside, overlooking the Camano Island Inn, and  westward across Saratoga Passage, to the Olympic mountain range ..  Look for bright red “Schoolhouse Sandwich Board Signs”, at two intersections: West Camano Drive and Chapman Road and the junction of Camano Hill Road and Chapman Road

The Camano Schoolhouse Foundation wants to acknowledge the diligence and professional expertise of new CSF Board Member, Don Hopkins, his hard-working family, professional associates and friends in the last two months.

--Cleaned the schoolhouse roof and remove moss
--Repaired a leaky stairway roof and interior walls
--Repainted the lower level rental space

Thank you also to :
--"Ron the Gutter Guy” who repaired fascia and install new schoolhouse gutters
--Mary McIntyre of Camano Island who designed and created artistic signage for the schoolhouse
--Evan Holzknecht of Cascade Lumber who donated needed lumber and supplies.
--Christie Connors who has generously donated all paint and materials needed for this work

Don promises that a brand new paint job for the historic schoolhouse, is “just around the corner” with a few days of Springtime sunshine and successful recruitment of a volunteer crew for scraping and paint prep.

“We’re tremendously grateful to Don, his family, Ron, Mary, Evan and Christie” says Jim Turk, President of the Camano Schoolhouse Foundation.  “Their generosity with volunteer time, talent and funding are a vivid demonstration of Margaret Mead’s famous quote:  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”

According to Jim, “This recent surge of generous support from our very small group of CSF Board members and friends is most encouraging, but we have an urgent need to gather many more Camano Community members to volunteer their time and talent as volunteers and “Preservation Partners”.

“We also need major funding donors to continue necessary repairs, rehabilitation and maintenance of the historic schoolhouse.  We look forward to sharing our progress and improvements with all Open House visitors.  We’re anxious to show everyone what an ideal rental space we have here, for a full range of all-year, community events and family celebrations. We look forward to recreating, in this iconic, one-room schoolhouse classroom, the yesteryear ambience and charm of an earlier-era education classic. I hope to meet and chat with you, on Saturday or Sunday, May 10 or 11”.

Contact:  Jim Turk 360-393-3285 jimglenturk at gmail.com
Chuck Durland 360-387-4598 chuck1durland at gmail.com 

Visit the CSF Website: http://www.camanoschoolhouse.org/

Email: info at camanoschoolhouse.org

Mission - “To Create at the Historic 1905 Camano City Schoolhouse, A Community Gathering Place, Dedicated to Exhibiting and Preserving Camano Island History”
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