Patterson School Foundation Celebrates the Community’s Generosity in 2014!
Patterson School Foundation gives thanks as they celebrate their many successful milestones achieved in 2014. The highlights include surpassing their Hickory Hall Campaign’s initial goal for $50,000 to renovate Hickory Hall (their kitchen and dining room), the Patterson Equestrian Center’s Open House last month, and the establishment of the Patterson Riding Club! There is, indeed, much to rejoice in their year’s accomplishments.
The Hickory Hall Campaign was birthed from a matching $15,000 challenge, which was challenged again at a Patterson School alumni luncheon. All of the board members contributed, and the enthusiasm for Patterson School Foundation’s renewal has become contagious. As Hickory Hall’s two newly rebuilt roofs tout their healthy status, the excitement for the kitchen’s resurrection continues to grow.
The attached photos capture some of the highlights of their recent Christmas party, which were filled with kudos and much gratitude to the many generous volunteers who have facilitated Patterson School Foundation’s recent regeneration.
Our new friend Chef Keith Andreasen, Director of CCC-TI’s Culinary Arts Program, enjoyed the Patterson School Foundation Christmas celebration. Having him compliment our organic whole wheat pasta with sauce was noteworthy and much appreciated! From physically healthy food choices to emotionally and spiritually uplifting music — a good time was had by all!
Dr. Brady Adkins, pastor of the New Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Granite Falls, and the exceptionally talented New Grace Trio, set the Christmas tone for a joy-filled celebration and season.
Evelyn Garvey, Director of the Patterson Riding Club, was also toasted for her successful co-ordination of fellow volunteers who have worked many hours in the last 6 months of resurrecting the Patterson Equestrian Center. Evelyn Garvey, Giddy on Up 4-H leader in Caldwell County, supervised her team who won a ‘First Place’ for their recent County Fair 4-H project “Growing with Caldwell County”, which showcased their prized efforts at resurrecting the Patterson Equestrian Center.
The Patterson School Foundation board, and their many friends and volunteers, were able to meet their upcoming Patterson Equestrian Center Barn Manager, Andy Carlton. Andy will be residing on Patterson’s campus, and will begin boarding horses, and training horses and riders on Jan 1, 2015. Hiring Andy to take our newly re-opened Patterson Equestrian Center to the next level will be an exciting step into the New Year, enhancing our community’s access to over 1,000 beautiful acres in the historic Happy Valley!