Dear Family and Friends of Richland Restoration League, Inc.,
What a beautiful day we had for the 199th Anniversary Homecoming at Richland Church on the 3rd of this month! The weather was perfect, the service was superb, the food was fabulous (as always), and the fellowship made the day a total success. Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the day with us. I hope you will plan now to bring your family and friends and come to enjoy our very unique "Keeping Christmas at Richland Church" programs the first weekend in December. This will be our 3rd Annual Living History Christmas event, and the second year we have added a Sunday Matinee to make it easier for our senior citizens and others with busy December calendars to come out and enjoy.
As we enter the 200th year for Richland Church, many of you know, the Restoration League is working diligently to pay off our $90,000 restoration loan taken out to restore the foundation and the roof of the church. Although the foundation and the structure of the church are repaired, we still have much work to do to restore the vandalized doors, the interior paint and plaster of the church. We also have plans to install a well, restrooms and a future pavillion to make the property more user friendly for community events and family events like weddings, etc. Our cemetery restoration is coming along nicely, with the help of grants, Trustee and community support, but our membership fees for the League and our fundraisers are the only way we can continue our work to keep the beautiful National Register Landmark church repaired and maintained.
Our Christmas programs have been our gift to the community for the last couple of years. This year, we are asking our community to help us continue our efforts in maintaining the church by first, joining the Richland Restoration League, Inc. or renewing your membership and secondly, by offering a suggested donation of at least $10 for adults and $5 for students as admission for our Christmas program. No donation for children 6 years of age or under is suggested. With your help, we hope to "burn the restoration note" at our 200th Anniversary Celebration on October 2, 2011, and if all goes well, christen our well and restrooms. We can't do it without you! Please share the attached brochure promoting our Christmas program with all your friends and family. Feel free to email the brochure to all your contacts! The program promises to be a celebration that will leave you with a song in your heart, teach you more about our traditions before, during and after the War Between the States, and take you back in time for an experience of Christmas you won't soon forget. I look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please visit our new website: www.historicrichlandchurch.org
Susan Faulk Burford
RICHLAND RESTORATION LEAGUE, INC.
316 Eagle Crest Drive
Macon, GA 31211