On August 27th they came out to assess our needs and begin the work. Along with several Lowe's volunteers some of our alumni joined in. While Willie Anderson (our Alumni Association Vice President), Paula, Pam DeGraw, John Love, Diane Love and Cora (Jenkins) Bennett spent several hours and days working outside, alumni members Jan (Reynolds) Williams, Patricia (Smith) Towne & Katie (Coryell) Danford worked inside getting the museum ready for Homecoming.
ISSCH Alumni Association
The Indiana Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's Home, Knightstown, Indiana
Our Home Museum-A Work In Progress
They even had a HYCA (Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy) employee and her son volunteer to help with the work. It was truly a community project. Lowe's donations included three storm doors (two are on special order), all of the paint and supplies needed, all of the perennials (including a weeping cherry tree and two beautiful shrubs), gardening tools to clear the beds and plant the new flowers and all of the materials for the new pillar. Wow! All of that and great volunteer technical help. Oh yes, and the concrete repairs to the front porch too! John Love contacted Mark Haase of Knightstown Elevator and he generously donated all of the mulch for our new flower beds. John Creason, also with Lowes, constructed a new pillar for our front porch to replace the one that was rotting out. John, it truly looks beautiful!
The Home Museum Renovation Project
What do you get when you put together Paula (Jenkins) Anderson, a group of volunteers and the good people at Lowe's? You get an amazing transformation of our beloved Home Museum. Paula contacted the Lowe's store on Scatterfield Road in Anderson to ask if they would donate a storm door for the back of our museum. Store manager Dale Kelley agreed to the door and much more. It just so happens, they were looking for a community service project and our Home Museum was perfect.