Simple Gifts Dinner

Preservation of Historic Winchester is proud to sponsor the Simple Gifts Dinner, to be held March 26 at 7 PM in the Hopewell Meeting House, Clearbrook, Virginia. The meeting house, built in 1759, has been in continuous use since its construction. After 250 years of service, the interior plaster is in need of a complete restoration. The dinner is part of the fundraising efforts for the Hopewell Meeting House plaster project.

The event will include an informational presentation by PHW Board Member David Logan of Vintage, Inc.  Mr. Logan will explain the magnitude of the project, which is beyond that of a normal patch and repair. The dinner will be a traditional colonial affair by candlelight, accompanied by fiddle tunes and Shape-Note music of the Valley.  The dinner and presentation is $75 per person. All the proceeds from the event will go toward the interior restoration project, scheduled to begin in the spring of 2011.

To attend the Simple Gifts Dinner please include your name, address, telephone number, number of guests, and a check payable to Hopewell-Centre Society of Friends. RSVP by March 14 to the Hopewell-Centre Society of Friends:

Hopewell-Centre Society of Friends
Carol F. Melby, Clerk
3240 Cedar Creek Grade
Winchester, VA 22602

If you cannot attend the dinner but wish to contribute, donations may also be made to the above location. Help the Hopewell-Centre Meeting Society of Friends reach their fundraising goal of $100,000 to restore the oldest place of worship in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Thank you for your support!