This year, at Friends of Golden Pond, we have much to be thankful for. We are thankful for all the hard work our dedicated volunteers have put forth. We are thankful for the generous and gracious support of our donors. We are thankful for the campers who have made the camp their home away from home.
We are very happy to announce that the old ranger house is re-opening as “Hemlock House“. Thank you to all our volunteers who donated their time and talents getting the building ready for occupancy. All our furnishings were donated by very generous supporters. Thank you. While the building is furnished, it is our hope to decorate it as a tribute to our lost, but not forgotten, camps. If you have any photos, newspaper articles, or other memorabilia you would like to share with us, please contact us.
While we cannot make promises yet, we are hoping to get Lower Palmer fully restored in time for the New Year. If you see the Keefers please be sure to tell them how much you appreciate all their hard work towards restoring the Palmer basement and how much you can’t wait to see the finished product.
If our youth are to be able to take advantage of these buildings, we need your help. #GivingTuesday is December 3rd and we need your help to reach our goal. Friends of Golden Pond has secured $5,500 in matching grants in honor of this global giving event and we will not be able to take advantage of them without your help. If each of us contributed just $25, we would meet this goal and have added $11,000 to our down payment fund.
If we are able to meet this goal, the executive committee for Friends of Golden Pond (President Megan Roberts, Secretary Joan Geleskie, and Treasurer Ann Dunlavy) will celebrate by jumping into Lake Louise.
If you have already dropped a check in the mail, thank you! Be sure to let us know that it is on its way. You can also make your contribution on line with a credit card, or by visiting our Facebook page and clicking “donate”.
Be sure to share your #MyGivingStory on social media to let your friends and family know why camp is important to you. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. You can also create your own fundraiser for Friends of Golden Pond at this link.
You are amazing and you have the power to change the world. We can’t wait to see what you will do with that power. Thank you for your continued support as we work to purchase our camp!