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Elin Capps – Thanks to all who helped move Cottage Court

To the Editor:Thank you Cottage Court donors.The Grand Lake Area Historical Society needed $5,000 to complete payment for moving the historic Smith-Eslick Cottage Court to its new temporary location in order to prevent its demolition.Local history supporter Dave Lively promised to donate $2,500 if others would match that amount before the year’s end. Many generous people came forward to meet Dave’s challenge, and the first move of the historic Cottage Court is paid for. The Historical Society is so very grateful for everyone’s support.Heartfelt thanks to Dave and Corinne Lively, Gary & Alice Nordloh, Jeri & Jerry Peirce, Don & Betty Drake, Barbara Ahrens, Marti & Ken Lund, Jane Stotts, Sandra Kukoy, Win & Cinda Johnson, Karl & Wanda Wilson (in memory of Walter G. Wilson), Diana Petrino & Barbara Coleman, Steve & Sue Armstead, Judy Capra, Ed & Sue Capra, Donna Ready, Patrick Spieles & Carol McMurry, Muriel & Ken Johnson, Melinda & Bob McKinney, Mary VanWye, Jane Kemp & Richard McQueary, Marianne Marvez (to honor Margaret White), and Penelope & Richard Potter (in memory of Charles Berger). Your support was so essential at a critical time in our ongoing effort to preserve, restore and interpret an important part of Grand Lake area history. We truly cannot thank you enough.This project is expected to take about three years to complete. The next goal is buying land at the corner of Vine Street and Lake Avenue to make a suitable park setting, like that where the Cottage Court stood for its first 95 years on the same “old road” into Town. The Historical Society will continue to make sure that every bit of this project is historically accurate and beneficial to our area and its many “heritage tourists”. Stay tuned.Elin CappsSecretary, Grand Lake Area Historical Society