FOJM Events-Property-August 2015

Friends of Jerusalem Mill

Concerts/Events/Property

Aug 2015

Concerts: On Sunday, 5 Jul 2015, the Friends of Jerusalem Mill hosted "DawGone" band in the meadow at Historical Jerusalem Mill starting at 6:00 PM for over 200 visitors.

Events:

1. On Sunday, 9 Aug 2015, the Friends of Jerusalem Mill hosted the first annual 1 Responder Day in the Historical Jerusalem Mill Village with members of both Joppa Magnolia and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department, Maryland State Police Aviation Unit, Harford County Sheriff's Office K9, Civil Air Patrol, Chesapeake Rescue Dogs, Department of Natural Resources Police and Maryland Park Service from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM. There was lots of fire-fighting and rescue vehicles, Maryland State Police Helicopter, tons of equipment, displays, demonstrations and activities for children of all ages. MD Senator J.B. Jennings, Delegate Kathy Szeliga, Councilman David Marks and Councilman Pat MacDonald provides proclamations of appreciation of these brave and selfless 1st Responders. Over 550 visitors enjoyed the demonstrations and various activities. Special thanks to Sunshine Grill for wonderful food and assistant superintendent LtCol Chris Bushman for his visit. On Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015, the Friends of Jerusalem Mill hosted an after action meeting with representatives of all the first responders that participated in the 9 Aug 2015 event in preparation for next year’s event.

2. On Sunday, 16 Aug 2015, the Friends of Jerusalem Mill hosted vintage 1880 baseball in Historical Jerusalem Mill Village starting at 12:00 noon. Over seventy-five (75) visitors enjoyed the game.

3. On Monday, 17 Aug 2015, the Friends of Jerusalem Mill hosted a sewing class for colonial clothes at Joann Fabrics in Bel Air starting at 9:00 AM. Everyone had a great time.

4. On Saturday, 22 Aug 2015, the Friends of Jerusalem Mill hosted over thirty-five (35) officers and boards members of the Mid-Altantic Chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM). The members of SPOOM enjoyed their fall meeting from 9:00 to 11:00 in the meadow. Afterwards, Betsy Keithley and Joan Scovill organized a living history tour of the buildings and volunteer re-enactors of the various activities within the Historical Jerusalem Mill Village. Founded in 2004 the Mid-Atlantic Chapter focuses on the mills in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Their mission is to promote the preservation of and historical research on the mills of the region through education and fellowship. They seek to provide a database of mill locations, photos and historical information of the mills of the region. They hold a spring and a fall meeting with tours of old mills and other activities of interest to members. Their president is Bob McLaughlin, 814 355-1947, rlm101@verizon.net For more information, please visit their website: http://spoommidatlantic.org

5. On Saturday, 22 Aug 2015, the Friends of Jerusalem Mill hosted over twenty seniors from the Roland Park Center starting at 11:00 AM. Joan and Chris Scovill organized a living history tour of the buildings and volunteer re-enactors of the various activities within Jerusalem Mill Village.

6. On Saturday, 28 Aug 2015, the Friends of Jerusalem Mill hosted over seventy-five (75) officers and boards members of the Ducks Unlimited in the meadow.

Property:

1. On Tuesday, 4 Aug and Thursday, 6 Aug 2015, six grade-school children with adult leaders from Valleybrook summer program Fun and Games donated three hours of volunteer time at historical Jerusalem Village. The kids weeded and mulched the central aisles of the parking lot.

2. On Saturday, 8 Aug 2015, the Friends of Jerusalem Mill hosted a Second Saturday Serve volunteer workday in Historical Jerusalem Mill starting at 9:00 AM. Over twenty one volunteers cut grass, fixed a broken fence, and various other maintenance activities.

3. On Saturdays, 15, 22 and 29 Aug 2015, the Percy Lee Dairy Farm Foundation used Old World Stone Masonry, INC to continue to complete the emergency repairs to the north walls of the Jericho Bank-Barn for future recreational and history events.

4. On Friday, 21 Aug 2015, Rich Albright lead volunteers on some trail maintenance on the Big Gunpowder Trail between Philadelphia Road and Route 40. They completed minor trail maintenance and collected over five heaping bags of trash.

5. On Sunday, 23 Aug 2015, volunteers from the Percy Lee Dairy Farm Foundation conducted minor trail maintenance and policed up trash on the Little Gunpowder Trail between the Jericho Covered Bridge and the Franklinville Iron Bridge. They cleared a especially nasty cluster of over five fallen trees at the half-way point.

6. On Friday, 27 Aug 2015, Rich Albright lead volunteers on some trail maintenance on the Big Gunpowder Trail. They completed minor trail maintenance and collected trash.

7. On Saturday, 28 Aug 2015, volunteers the Friends of Jerusalem Mill conducted minor trail maintenance on the "Lost Pond Trail" off Belair Road on the Big Gunpowder. The trail is passible, but a few trees will be further cleared next weekend.