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Memorial created for Lee Johnson

Published April 05. 2012 05:01PM

The annual quilt show of the Polk Township Historical Society will be held June 10. It was discussed at the April 2 meeting. Donations are needed for the raffle, said Dorothy Davidson, vice president.

So far they have some gift certificates, a four-quart crockpot and a rag quilt, among others. There will be at least 10 meat-product prizes purchased from Haydt's Meat Market. A silverware service for eight has been donated.

Lee Johnson passed away. His sister, Carol, called and wanted to know if a corrected plaque will be placed on the Johnson mill, also called the Wanamaker Mill, in Kresgeville.

Taking ownership back to a previous owner and possibly the founder of the building, Norman Burger added "formerly the Berlin-Wanamaker Mill" on the new plaque. In order to fit the greater text, the plaque will be five-inches by 14-inches. That allows the same spacing for the screws as for the prior plaque.

The millstones were donated to the Society by Wilber and Arlene (Borger) Johnson in 2001. Burger will pay the cost of the plaque in memory of Lee Johnson.

On Thursday, April 19, there will be an anniversary meeting in the Chestnuthill Municipal Building. Churches, fire companies and other organizations have been invited to attend.

Lorraine Everett asked if the group would like to have Dr. Alberta Finch as a speaker. She has a collection of antique medical equipment. "If you see the tools used 100 years ago, you'll be amazed," said Burger. She is the wife of Dr. Weber.

She will be contacted to see if she is willing to speak and what dates she has open.

There was a question about why the electric bill at the museum was so high - $16.42. Burger said there was a basic fee and the heater and alarm systems were on. Ernie Foucault said the cost would go up instead of down this summer because a dehumidifier will be running. He and Burger will cut a hole to be used in its installation.

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