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February 9, 2014

Officers of Friends of the Orange Depot Chosen

ORANGE — Friends of the Orange Depot (FOOD), the non-profit organization formed to help facilitate the renovation of the Southern Pacific Depot on 11th and Green Avenue, has elected their board of directors.

Serving as President is Carrie Woliver, former resident who lives in Houston.  She and her husband, Ron, founded the organization in November of 2013, and donated the funds for FOOD to purchase the depot, saving it from further deterioration.

First vice president is former Orange mayor Brown Claybar, owner of Claybar Funeral Home.  Second vice president is Bill Shaddock, a resident of Dallas, who grew up in Orange.  His father, Dr. Shaddock, was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad in the fifties, while the line still carried passengers.  

Other officers are Diana Hill, Stark High School classmate of Mrs. Woliver,who is serving as third vice president; Ron Woliver, secretary; and local Orange resident and president of First Financial Bank, Stephen Lee, treasurer.

Also serving on the board are George Bohn, Paul Burch, Rebecca Flickinger, Katherine Frey, Michael Hoke, Susan Quigley, Carol Sims and Codie Vasquez.

The organization is still seeking volunteers to help on the project, in the area of fundraising, special events and networking.  Already on the committee are Theresa Bauchamp, Barry Bradley, Theresa Cronin, David Derosier, Sandra Hoke, Margaret Light, Mindy McKee, Jerry Pennington, Cheryl Sargent, Ida Schossow, Nancy Shawhan, Rose Simar, Ross Smith, Pam Stelly, Rose Tarver, Margaret Toal, Jay Trahan and Taylor Warner.

A new website designed by Rose Simar of Symar Web Design and Hosting was launched last week which explains all aspects of the goals of the depot project.  A community effort, FOOD is encouraging everyone to contribute to saving the depot and to click on the website, www.orangetxdepot.org.  

In its desire to extend public awareness, volunteers are designing a float that will be entered in the Mardi Gras parade scheduled for Saturday, February 22, in downtown Orange.  Also, FOOD will have an informational booth at the Art in the Park city event on Saturday, March 22.

Anyone who would like to help save the depot for Orange is encouraged to send an email to info@friendsoftheorangedepot.org.

 

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