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West Point Historical Society to host fundraising dinner

5:00 AM EDT, June 26, 2014

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WEST POINT – The Historical Society of West Point will be holding a fundraising dinner on Saturday, June 28, from 5-8 p.m at Tony & George's Restaurant, and invites the public to come and enjoy good food, West Point's history and conversation with local historians.

Since its inception in 2008, the society has collected more than 1,400 artifacts. This collection has grown so big that it needs a larger area to display to the public West Point's rich history. The society has worked diligently to raise funds through sales of its book, "West Point" and other fundraising programs, with the goal being to buy a building for a museum. The Town of West Point's Council has supported these efforts, as has the Olson Foundation. Recently, a grant was received from the DAR to help the society in its efforts to develop an educational program for teaching West Point's history to area students. A West Point recipe book is currently being developed for sale at the 2014 Crab Carnival. The recipe book will have 300 recipes donated by local contributors. Proceeds earned from the sale of the recipe book will be dedicated to buy a building to serve as a museum

A museum, as other towns in our area have learned, bring in visitors from all over the state and country. These visitors help improve the local economy and promote the Town of West Point as a place where history shows our country started.

The society hopes you will come for dinner Saturday evening, learn more of the town's history and make a generous donation, whcih will be used to buy a museum building. Remmeber, donations are tax deductible.

A raffle will be held at the end of the evening for two beautiful waterfall candles. These candles were donated by Carol Fetterolf and Connie Prince in support of the historical society.

The society hopes you will join them for good food, learn more about the town's history and enjoy the historical memorabilia on display.