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Happy New Year 2022
 
 
 
Greetings from the Town of Veteran Historical Society. 
 
 
Oh what a year it has been.  Challenges and great opportunities for our Society came in 2021 but with our great core group of volunteers we made it through another successful year!  

 
Fund raising is our only source of income at this time and thanks to our Fundraising Chairman, Anita Hesser, we continue to thrive.  Our bake sale and Craft fair in November 2021 was a great success!  The Horseheads Amercian Legion on Old Ithaca Rd Horseheads, N. Y. was a great host for our Craft & Vendor Fair.   It was a great Saturday with Thanksgiving the following week, so there were lots of baked goods and Christmas gifts from our crafters.  Our volunteer bakers and volunteer helpers came through with flying colors again.  We have secured a spot for our November 2022 Craft & Vendor Fair so if you know anyone who is a crafter or vendor, be sure to have them watch for our flyers and email ash10@cornell.edu to reserve a space as soon as you see them.  This will be a large event with plenty of parking and a great location, the Horseheads Amercian Legion.  It will be a great opportunity for our local crafters to have a successful event.  We will have a table with our articles for sale, and hold a craft auction, and of course our fabulous bake sale!!
 
 
We continue to sell our cookbooks, throws, hats, and Christmas ornaments.  We have two returnable Can and Bottle containers for your convenience.  One is at Veteran Grange #1108, 777 Ridge Road and one is located at the Can Do return center across from Ridge Road School.  All you have to do is drop off your bagged returnables in our receptacles outside and we will do the rest!  We will return them for you and all the moneys will be used to better the Town of Veteran Historical Society.  Help us to continue our goals and help the environment at the same time. We have made great progress in our goals to better the Town of Veteran Historical Society.  As most of you know we are a 501c tax exempt organization.  The volunteer members have worked long and hard to reach this goal.  We always need your help.  You can donate to the Society, money or artifacts pertaining to our town and get a tax deduction.  Our area is the Town of Veteran, which includes Millport, Pine Valley and Sullivanville.  We would love you to share old pictures, artifacts or stories pertaining to our area and moneyed items are tax deductible for you the donor.  We would love to have old pictures of businesses that were once prosperous in our area.  We are gearing up for the 200th year of the Town of Veteran in 2023 so we would appreciate any old pictures you have so we can include them in our presentations. 
 

Our most exciting news to date: on 12/14/21 we secured the historical Veteran Grange #1108 building as property of the Town of Veteran Historical Society.   We have an established Builidng Committee to diligently work towards now getting this building in shape so we can have the first museum dedicated to the residents of the Town of Veteran.  Our motto of "Keeping the Past Present" means more to us now than ever!  Any member with Grant experience, or ideas please let us know about them.  Please share your expertise so we can continue to "Keep the Past Present".  We will have old fashioned work bees, more fund raisers and many opportunities to get the Town of Veteran community involved.  We hope you will join us! A huge thank you goes out to the Veteran Grange #1108, whose members helped us to secure this historic building that will still be used to hold Grange meetings and Grange fund raisers.
 
 
Our ongoing Cemetery Projects are doing great.  Our cemeteries, not recognized by the town look fantastic, all due to the dedicated volunteers who weed wack, rake and haul brush so we can continue to honor our past residents and honor our Military.  We also have contracted services to take care of the Parsons, Crandall, Turner and Greene Bentley cemeteries to keep the cemeteries looking the way should in honor of the servicemen buried there.  The cleaning of our cemeteries is a great project to get involved in.  Anyone with Boy or Girl Scout troops or 4-H groups, all help is needed and appreciated and it is a great community service.  Keeping the abandoned cemeteries looking their best is an expense that we feel is necessary.  Watch for fund raisers throughout the year to help defray the cost of this expense. 
 
 
You may now be a life member or a family life members for a fee of $100 for an indiviual or $150 per couple / family under one roof.  You may still be a regular member for just $10 per year. Also available now are Gift Memberships, if you would like to give a gift of membership to a friend or loved one please contact the Society.  This new Life Member policy will help to eliminate mailing and will save the TOVHS money in reminder mailings.  Please be sure to update your information with us, so we can keep you informed as to our activities.  We would love to have new members or our regular members become life partners in our Society.  Dues are due by December of each year.  Our May, July and September meetings will now be held on the 3rd Thursday at the Veteran Grange, 777 Ridge Road, Horseheads, N. Y.  The January, March and November meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday at the Veteran Town Hall on Route 14 in Millport, N. Y.  This is a change from our past schedule as we are now the 3rd Thursday instead of the 2nd.   
 
 
Remember we depend on members to help with our fund raising, planning,brainstorming, and volunteering and to attend our meetings.  Please put the 3rd Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November on your calendars and join us in helping to "Keep the Past Present".  It is now more important than ever to volunteer, we will have many opportunities now that we are the proud owners of the historic Veteran Grange #1108 building. 
 
 
Please check our website for updated meeting minutes and for upcoming events.  www.townofveteranhistoricalsociety.com, and check out our Face Boook page.  Become a member today!  It is only $10 per year due by December of each year or now become a new life member.   Just email us at veteranny@yahoo.com or if you have any questions please write us at Town of Veteran Historical Society, 777 Ridge Road, Horseheads, N. Y.14845 or feel free to call me at 607-739-0753.
 
 
Have a great 2022!
 
Respectfully, 
 
Gloria Campbell / President 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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