Haven Hill Gate House Commemorative Bricks: Order Deadline Approaching

Dear Friends of Highland Recreation Area Supporters,

We are reaching the first engraving and installation of the commemorative Bricks at the Gate House, so we wanted to let you know that if you were planning to purchase a brick to honor or memorialize a loved one that you need to get your order placed by July 8th for our August installation.

If you did not save the form we mailed to you in February you can access and print one from our website www.fohravolunteers.org. Follow the links to the Bricks web page. "Click on the Brick".

If you do not have easy computer access, call the number on the form and we will be glad to mail you a hard copy.

To those of you who have already placed your orders, thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

The Ladies of FOHRA Fundraising Committee

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John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

Haven Hill Redbud Reveal Season Opening Event to Feature Brick Paver Fundraiser and Antiques and Collectibles Sale

Saturday, May 6, 10 am until 3:00 pm

The season opening “Redbud Reveal” event is this Saturday May 6 at Haven Hill in Highland State Recreation Area. Come out and enjoy the historic Haven Hill structures in a beautiful Spring setting. And it’s perfect timing – the redbud trees are in bloom!

Also enjoy an Antiques and Collectibles Sale fundraiser at the Edsel Ford barn. During the sale, see the developments that the Friends of Highland Recreation Area volunteers have completed to rebuild this historic structure - and take home a few items for your home, family, and friends. All sale proceeds benefit the friends group and their efforts at the state park.

This year’s event day will feature a special fundraiser at Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s former Haven Hill Gate House. A Brick Pavers sale will allow you to donate to the friends group and place a permanent brick paver on the historic Gate House grounds in memory of your love ones or special pets. The pavers will be installed later this year, and you will be able to enjoy them forever on the beautiful grounds of Edsel and Eleanor Fords’ former Haven Hill Gate House. A display table with brochures and information, as well as friends group volunteers, will be there to answer questions during the event on Saturday.

Visit the website at www.fohravolunteers.org for more information. See you Saturday at the Park!

Place Your Legacy Brick at the Highland State Recreation Area Historic Haven Hill Gate House

Starting in the fall of 2017, the 501c3 volunteer group “Friends of Highland Recreation Area” will create a commemorative brick circle at the Haven Hill Conversation Ring in Highland State Recreation Area. The site is on the grounds of the Haven Hill Gate House, which was the former entrance to Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s historic estate. The peaceful garden location is ideal for quiet personal reflection and thoughts of loved ones. Consider a brick paver as a tribute to a friend, family member, or a beloved pet.

Your chosen wording will be engraved on a personalized brick that will become a permanent part of Haven Hill’s rich history.

Brick Dedications: For a donation of $60.00 your brick will be a wonderful and unique gift and a lasting legacy. Bricks are 4”x 8” and can be engraved with 3 lines with up to twelve letters and spaces per line (content is subject to approval). If you desire a special symbol on your brick, please call so we can determine if the one you want is possible to produce.

Proceeds: All proceeds from the brick sales will be used to support the continuing efforts of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area to renovate and repurpose the Edsel and Eleanor Ford buildings at Highland Recreation Area and to maintain the commemorative brick circle.

Special Note: The first commemorative bricks will be installed beginning in August of 2017. Subsequent brick orders will be received and processed for two installation sessions each year.

Ordering is Easy: Complete your form from the website and include a check or money order payable to Friends of Highland Recreation Area. Head to our website, www.fohravolunteers.org. "Click on the Brick" and download an order form.

Additional Questions?  Email us at fohravolunteers@gmail.com. Or call 248-494-8919. 

 

Comment

John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.