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House of Yoder News (June, 2001)
by Lonnie Yoder


Yoder House Open for Tour-July 12-14, 2001

The Yoder House will be open to the public for tour on July 12-14 from10 a.m.-5 p.m. during the 24th Annual Summer Festival and Quilt Show of Grantsville (July 12-14). Plans are again being made to serve a corn chowder and corn bread. The Yoder House will also be open for tour on most Saturdays during the summer months.

Come to the Annual Meeting On November 10

The 6th annual meeting of the House of Yoder will be held at Penn Alps in Grantsville, Maryland on Saturday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m. through mid-afternoon. Agenda items include: a tour of the Yoder House, sharing a buffet meal at the Penn Alps Restaurant, the annual business meeting, and further program to be determined.

Funds and Memberships Are Still Needed

Funds are still needed to complete the final construction of the Yoder House. Use one of the options on the enclosed membership/contribution form to help complete the house. Also consider including the House of Yoder in your will/estate planning.

Final Construction on the House Continues

Construction goals for this year include finishing the stonework in the basement, finishing the first floor and attic floor when carpenter help is available. The windows, rough wiring, and finishing off the roof around the chimney are also goals. If you or someone you know would be willing to donate some labor, please contact Paul H.Yoder, at 301-895-5411.

Death of Carl Yoders, Long-time Supporter of House of Yoder

It is with sadness that we report to you the death of Carl Yoders, long-time supporter and board member of House of Yoder, on January 8, 2001. The House of Yoder Board has opened a memorial fund in Carl's name. If you would like to contribute to this memorial, please send your donation to Edgar Yoder, Treasurer (address below).

Sabbatical Note

I (Lonnie Yoder) will be taking a break from my role as your membership/publicity coordinator for House of Yoder beginning the end of July. Our family will be serving a one-year mission/service assignment in Jamaica providing leadership development for the Jamaica Mennonite Church. Therefore, all donations and membership correspondence from August 2001 through August 2002 should be sent directly to: Edgar Yoder, Treasurer, 479 Hemlock Drive, Grantsville, MD 21536.

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