A Benefit for Friends of Taconic State Park
Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
UPDATE: TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON BY CHECK OR CASH.
PLEASE JOIN US.
Help Friends of Taconic State Park Raise the Ironworks Roof
A Benefit Event, With Margaret Roach
Please join us Saturday, March 19, to celebrate a new book by Margaret Roach, former Martha Stewart Editorial Director, about finally choosing to live fulltime in our unique, rural community, where she had weekended more than 20 years. Margaret calls "And I Shall Have Some Peace There" her "dropout memoir."
Garden Slide Talk | Reading | Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception | Book Signing
Slide Lecture, “At Home in the 365-Day Garden:” You may have visited Margaret’s 25-year-old garden on a Copake Falls Day. See it in all seasons, and learn to make a 365-day landscape.
Reading: A passage from “And I Shall Have Some Peace There”
Reception: Come toast our neighbor’s new book, our community, and our plans for the furnace preservation at this important fund-raising event you won’t want to miss.
When and Where:
Saturday, March 19th at 4:00 pm | Copake Grange | Copake, New York
Event Only: $55 | Event and Book: $80 (book signing at the reception) | Extra Books: $25 each
All proceeds, including a portion of each book sale, to Benefit Friends of Taconic State Park’s effort to protect the historic Copake Iron Works furnace. Work will begin in spring, made possible in part with event funds.
Visit us at http://www.friendsoftsp.org and on Facebook
Special thanks to Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, Parks and Trails New York, Fund for Columbia County, Price Chopper and Brad Peck Insurance for their generous support.
When & Where
Friends of Taconic State Park
Friends of Taconic State Park was established in 2008 to support cultural, recreational and educational activities within the park. The group offers outdoor events throughout the year, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects including the history of the Copake Iron Works, an historic site located within the park.
Amongst other projects, the Friends recently completed the stabilization and preservation of the site's historic blast furnace. Unique for its intact state, the furnace offers a rare and illuminating glimpse into 19th century iron making. The $110,000 project was partially funded by a $50,000 interest free loan which the group is now fundraising to repay. Proceeds from today’s event will help pay down the remaining $7,500 balance.
Special thanks and gratitude are extended to Margaret Roach for her abiding support of and commitment to our efforts.