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FLC Selling Raffle Tickets, Volunteer of the Year Named

August 07, 2017 8:18 AM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)

Friends of the Log Cabins are raising funds to restore and rebuild the Fraser Log Cabin on a new foundation, which will be above the 100 year flood level. The cabin is a former stagecoach stop. Your help is needed to reach the goal of $40,000.

Gift cards and baskets will be raffled off in a drawing for prizes on Saturday, September 9 at the end of Frontier Settlement Day at the Log Cabin Village. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six or $5. Download the raffle ticket here. Tickets and donation can be mailed to: Friends of the Log Cabins, P.O. Box 3122, Quincy, IL 62305 or can be dropped off Saturday, Sept. 9 during Frontier Settlement Day. You do not need to be present to win.

During the Friends of the Log Cabins 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting in May, 2017, Terry Mitten was named Volunteer of the Year. Mitten is a board member and consistently volunteers for work days and events at the Village as well as donates souvenirs he has made out of wood and brings new ideas to promote the village.

Upcoming workdays in the village are scheduled for August 19 and September 2. Plans are to finish the work on the Fraser Log Cabin Foundation and continue work on the Log Corn Crib in August. September 2 will be a clean-up day to prepare the village for Frontier Settlement Day on September 9.

For any of the three workdays, no previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to help restore these unique historic structures. No need to call ahead, just show up ready to help.

The Lincoln-era Log Cabin Village is located on Quinsippi Island, accessed via All America Park.

For those interested in seeing these historic structures, the Village is open to view every day from dawn to dusk. For more information on tours and events email logcabinvillagequincyil@gmail.com.


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