The Greendale Historical Society officially launched its fund-raising campaign for the readaptation of the Historic Hose Tower located in the Village’s downtown district on January 14.
The announcement was made at a special luncheon program on Saturday, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Greendale and was attended by 90 members and guests.
Ted Mainella, president of the society said the group has raised over $50,000 in December in response to a challenge grant from the Village of Greendale. The Village will match funds raised by the Historical Society up to $50,000 in 2011 and again in 2012.
“This is a significant accomplishment for the Society and Greendale,” Mainella said. “The Hose Tower Project is moving forward due to the efforts of the Village and the community at large.”
Mainella said that the goal is to complete the renovation in time for the 2013 celebration of the 75th anniversary of Greendale. Those wishing to donate can contact The Greendale Historical Society at email@example.com or call 414.423.7064.
At the January 14 meeting, the Historical Society also presented the Quentin V. Zillig “Distinguished Service Award” to Kathleen Kendellen Hart to recognize her long-term distinguished service to the Greendale Historical Society and the Village of Greendale.
“Kathleen Hart represents the best of our Society and the Village of Greendale,” Mainella said. “Ms. Hart has played a vital role in the awarding of numerous grants for the Hose Tower renovation project and her dedication to preserving the history of Greendale is to be commended.”