Eldred Township receives historical donations
Eldred Township Secretary Ann Velopolcek was excited to tell the audience about two historical donations during Wednesday’s supervisors meeting.
“A young architect stopped in here last week. He saw our Chestnut Ridge Railway caboose,” she said.
While demolishing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building in New York, the crew found about 150,000 bricks made by Chestnut Ridge White Brick Company and asked Velopolcek if the township would like them.
She said one brick would be a nice thing to have for the township’s historical society.
The other donation came from township resident Albert Borger, who donated a Chestnut Ridge Railway safe.
There was discussion of three community events during the meeting.
The first two will be at the Eldred Township Community Center, 516 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown.
The West End Food Pantry will host its Fall Fest Community Jam on Sunday, volunteer Shirley Krum said.
There will be free pumpkins, hot dogs, cider and rock/pop cover music by Seeking Satellites. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. The event will be held from 2-4 p.m.
The supervisors approved the Thrift Shop’s request to host a craft fair on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Craft shows are awesome this time of year to start your holiday shopping and getting personalized items for loved ones,” said thrift shop manager Donna Deihl.
There are 42 vendors of all varieties for this event, which also brings attention to the community center, she said.
“We are really proud of our community center volunteers,” said Chairman Gary Hoffman. “They do tremendous work.”
The food pantry and thrift shop are inside the community center. The flower gardens and playground equipment outside are also maintained by volunteers, including local Scouts.
The third event will occur at the Veterans’ Memorial, which is in the grass in front of the township building, 490 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown.
On Nov. 11, there will be a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m., said committee treasurer Diann Bittenbender.
The ceremony will be about 30 minutes and includes the Pledge of Allegiance, a reading by Krum, prayer by Pastor Suzanne Brooks-Cope of St. Matthew’s UCC, wreath laying, national anthem and honoring the veterans for their services.
“We are looking for more veterans to join this committee. We meet three or four times a year,” she said.
In other business, the supervisors will have a budget workshop on Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m.