We offer a sincere message of gratitude to everyone who has contributed to our recent and ongoing historic preservation projects.  Volunteers are needed at Heritage Park, St. John’s Cemetery in Earleton, McRae Mill at Banana, and the homemaker’s Club.  We are also grateful for our 17-year partnership with Putnam County for Heritage Park.  Please contact us to arrange a tour of Banana, Earleton Cemetery, Homemaker’s Club, and the Daurer Center.

Project list as of April 2019:

Homemaker’s Cleanup, 18 May 2019 with 4-H Group.  Time: TBD

A.  Planting approx…3 live oak trees to replace the dying water oaks, subject to consultation with Mr. Berry, County, and HMI board.

B.  County arborist inspection of one oak.  Ms. P. Fletcher. Done. County will monitor.

C.  Restore and paint Daurer Center sign. Done. Thanks John and Marti McRae!

D.  Sitting berm on east side.  In work.

E.  Centipede grass at bathroom and perimeter.  Spread two pounds on 8 April 2018 near the new bathroom.  More seed needed.

F.  Fix Al and Gloria Burt brick pedestal.  Done.  Completed by Parks & Rec. Dept.

G.  Put chemicals in fountain to kill algae.  This is done quarterly or when needed.

H.  Quarterly weed spray near bricks.

I.  Periodic sprinkler head repair (one on mound is now broken and one valve lid is broken).

J.  Gifts of appreciation to park supporters.

K.  Repairs to Daurer History Center windows, light fixture, etc.  Done.  March 2019

L.  Fund raiser event for HMI and park.  TBD.

M.  Repair valves near well.  Done.  Completed by Parks & Rec. Dept.

N.  Track lighting inside Daurer Center.

O.  Repair critter fence under Daurer Center and Homemaker’s Club.

P.  Inspect floor under refrigerator at Homemaker’s Club.

Q.  Repair broken ramp at Homemaker’s Club.

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  1. HMI Board of Directors 1 year ago

    For the development and upkeep of Melrose Heritage Park, the HMI board of directors has been collaborating with Putnam County for 16 years using a master plan and design by Richard E. Berry.

    Volunteers are always needed! Thank you!

    Park Project List as of April 2018

    A. Planting approx.. 3 live oak trees to replace the dying water oaks, subject to consultation with Mr. Berry, County, and HMI board.
    B. County arborist inspection of one oak.‎ Ms. P. Fletcher. In work.
    C. Sitting berm on east side. In work.
    D. Centipede grass at bathroom and‎ perimeter. Spread two pounds on 8 April near the new bathroom. More seed needed.
    E. Fix Al and Gloria Burt brick pedestal. Done. Completed by Parks & Rec dept.
    F. Put chemicals in fountain to kill algae. Done. 8 April. This is done quarterly or when needed.
    G. ‎Quarterly weed spray near bricks.
    H. Periodic sprinkler head repair (one on mound is now broken and one valve lid is broken).
    I. Gifts of appreciation to park supporters.
    J. Repairs to Daurer History Center windows, light fixture, etc.
    K. Fund raiser event for HMI and park.
    L. Repair valves near well. Done. Completed by Parks & Rec dept.

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