Sunday, July 29, 2001

Cleanup needed after flooding

Volunteers sought at Sharon Woods' historic village

By Walt Schaefer
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        WEST CHESTER TWP. — Volunteers are needed to help clean up Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods Hamilton County Park, where flooding from heavy rains July 17 caused an estimated $120,000 damage.

        “Volunteers are needed to clean rescued museum pieces, assist in restoring the village gravel pathways and a wide variety of other tasks,” said Crystal Ferrara, spokeswoman for Historic Southwest Ohio, a nonprofit organization that operates the historic village.

        The village consists of about 15 historic buildings donated and moved to Sharon Woods.

        Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Volunteer help will be welcome for an indefinite time.

        “The museum's insurance will not cover any part of the damage to buildings and items damaged by the floodwaters,” Ms. Ferrara said. “The primary damage is concentrated in the basement area of the Hayner House ... home to the museum's art galleries and offices,” where 9 feet of water built up in the basement.

        Damaged items included all craft supplies for the Heritage Kids Camp program and various textile artifacts.

        Tax-deductible donations for the relief and restoration effort may be made to: Historic Southwest Ohio, Attn: Flood Relief, P.O. Box 62475, Cincinnati 45262. For informatlon, call 563-9484.

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