Historic Fincastle, Inc. Membership Drive ~ 2024

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2023 started out with lots of hope and excitement for Court House Square.  Think back to January 2023.  Remember that the county had plans to move the Breckinridge Law Office/Old Museum in April or maybe June… or maybe September…or maybe 2024!  The groundwork for the retaining wall/future parking lot took more “rock busting” than anticipated. The contractor for the moving of the building didn’t live up to their contract so they were “let go”.  During the late summer, Jon Langford, the assistant county administrator in charge of the project took another job in Roanoke.  Hopefully in 2024, the project will get a new start.

Also, remember that the “Old Jail”, owned by the county, set up a long-term rental agreement with Caroline and Donald Naysmith.  The plans for the building are starting to “come together”.  The “Old Jail Gift Shop” opened in late November/early December.  If you haven’t visited it yet, take a Saturday drive to Court House Square to find some “goodies” from the Gift Shop.

Our Fincastle Fall Festival was well planned with lots of great vendors, good music, delicious food, petting zoo, Revolutionary Era re-enactors, etc., etc. Unfortunately, the rain came down and the rain came down and the rain came down.  Since it is a Rain-or-shine event, some vendors ventured out, some food trucks provided food for the brave and drenched who came to support the festival. The music was relocated to “dry” places.  For those who came it was a good festival.  Thanks for all the planning and preparation for the event.

December 2023 was another busy month for HFI:  Tinsel Tree decorations, Holiday Membership party at the Reynolds house (thanks Jim and Betty) and Holiday Home Tour and Marketplace.  Again, we had some rain for this event.  Maybe we should sell HFI Raincoats!  Fortunately, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the attendees.  They visited 4 very different but beautifully decorated homes.  Thanks to Karen and Alan, Cheryl, David and Sharon, and Jim for sharing their lovely homes.  As usual, Melodye lined up great vendors with lots of different crafts. It was another success!

2024 brings different leadership to HFI and the Executive Committee is excited about the coming year.  Our officers are David Lloyd, Vice-President/Membership; Meredith Bowman-Shelton, Secretary; Yvonne Saunders, Treasurer; and me, Patsy Dickerson, President.  Our Board of Directors will see some new faces also:  Cindy Bailey, Lynne Bolton, Lyn Burton, Kip Burton, Richard Flora, Sharon Lloyd, Keith McMurry, Lissy Mirenda, Caroline/Donald Naysmith, Marcia Neighbors, Betty Reynolds, and Jay Saunders.  We are hoping to involve more members for our general population.  Please look at the list on the back of the Membership Form to find your place to volunteer.  You do not need to be on the BOD to serve on any committee, hold a job or oversee an event.

We welcome everyone as members and spread the word to others who might be interested in becoming a member. There will be a downloadable blank copy of the membership form on www.hisfin.com for you to share this with a friend.