Friend of the Orange Depot hosts Major Donor Reception

Published 6:05 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018

To The Leader

Expressions of gratitude flowed freely from the Friends of the Orange Depot as they unveiled the Major Donor Appreciation Plaque on Thursday, August 23 at the depot, to a large roomful of donors who supported the renovation of the historic depot.

After a welcome from President Carrie Woliver, Major Larry Spears commented on the importance of saving the depot and the success of the project was an example of what can be accomplished with local community effort.

Judge Jerry Pennington, as commissioner of the Orange Historical Society, announced that the Friends of the Orange Depot had received the award of a Texas Historical Marker, which should arrive very soon.  Judge Pennington read what was to be engraved on the plaque and announced that soon the community would be invited to attend the installation of the plaque when it arrives.

President Woliver expressed appreciation to him for this significant honor for the organization and the depot.  She announced also that in 2019 the depot will have its museum exhibits in place, though it would continue to be an events space.