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Penland Post Office Project

P.O.Box 36

Penland, NC 28765

 

ABOUT US

PENLAND POST OFFICE PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
A listing of our accomplishments to date will most likely leave off a thing or two but here are some that we can be really proud of:

 
National Historic Preservation Registry

 

Nonprofit status as a 5013c.
 

Raised $70,000+, including a 2 grants

 

Gained ownership of the building, the Office building and the land they sit on

 

Removed the Oak tree that fell on the back of the building and cleaned up the site

 

Stabilized the building
 

Have an architect’s planning document
 

We have a board of directors with 8

members
 

Ran a rummage stall in Spruce Pine with goods for sale and to display our brochure
 

Completed a brochure
 

A member raised more than $1000 creating and selling hand painted envelopes
 

A website
 

A facebook page with more than 450 followers
 

An email database for sending out newsletters (Mail chimp)
 

Have talked to many contractors about the project, including some who have experience with historical preservation and the codes that are involved
 

Got agreement from the Penland Bailey estate to donate the building and the land to our group
 

We have made repairs to the porch
 

We regraveled and graded the driveway twice

 

Repaired the chimney
 

The Penland Post Office Project Board of Directors
 

Alicia Swaringen: chair

 

Jan Hamilton: vice chair

 

Gloria Schulman: secretary

 

Suzanne Ford: treasurer

 

Marcia Bailey

 

Joann Bailey Harmon

 

Donna Mangum

 

Carey Hedlund

 

Some PPOP board and community members gather to place the Historical Registry plaque. From left: Paulus Berensohn, Marcia Bailey, Geraldine Plato, Gloria Schulman, Norm Schulman, Becky Davis (Post Master), Lisa Goerhling

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