Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wheeler Farm Wins Renovation!

Last fall, I posted about Wheeler Farm being in contention for a Hampton Inn Landmark grant for 2010.  Along with lots of worthy competitors, Wheeler Historic Farm vied for the most votes.  Well, we got word recently that we WON!!!    View Hampton Inn's information here

We've heard that this grant is typically for an amount in the six-figure range, and at the top of the list is a new roof and other renovations of the Historic Farmhouse.   The County of Salt Lake, owners of the Wheeler Property (which is part of the Parks & Recreation Department) is in no fiscal condition to put any money toward maintaining this lovely structure (in fact, they just cut salaries across the board by 2.75%).  Nor is the Farm typically paid much attention to even in the good times.  So this money will be very welcome.

I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to vote (especially you, Bev!).   This will really be a change that will positively touch many lives.  You are the BEST!!

Big hugs,



grbev said...

That's great news. I love this farm. It is so wonderful to take the grandkids there. We have had great times riding in wagons, feeding ducks, seeing how pioneers lived, etc.

So glad I could help out!