The Sandhills Woman’s Exchange has recently been awarded a $16,000 grant from the Marion Stedman Covington Foundation. Mrs. Covington’s lifelong passion was North Carolina historic preservation.
The Exchange cabin’s deteriorating conditions met the requirements necessary to win the award. Vice-President Kathleen Causey has worked with the foundation for 18 months to secure these funds due to the cabin’s dire need for repairs and upgrades.
While closed for winter break, the cabin’s entire electrical system will be upgraded. The costs incurred attempting to heat and cool an uninsulated cabin has been the primary reason for the cabin closing in summer and winter.
With recent donations, the Board has made the decision to move forward with upgrading the ancient HVAC system at the same time the electrical work is being done in order to save on installation costs.
The cabin will receive new Mitsubishi split-packs which will both heat and cool the entire cabin. The Woman’s Exchange is extremely thankful for all donations and Pinehurst Homes who have greatly reduced their costs to help save the historical 1810 cabin for future generations to enjoy.
Members and the public are gratefully asked to consider donating to this fund through the website – www.sandhillswe.org.
The cabin is open Tuesdays through Saturdays for this fall season from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome to help serve as a waitress, gift shop cashier or kitchen helper.
Interested volunteers and To-Go orders may be made by calling 910-295-4677. Check out the new menu on Facebook and their website www.sandhillswe.org
Photograph courtesy of Sandhills Woman’s Exchange.