The Friends of the Museums are grateful to the Conservation CSP of the Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club for their new tree in the Ashworth Park. Parks and Recreation, Chris Newsmen, arranged to help plant the Forest Pansy Redbud chosen by Conservation Chairman, Pam Booker and her CSP.

The Squire Ballentine School House Museum is sporting a new roof in place of the rather worn wooden shingles placed there during the original restoration in the 1990’s. The Frances Ashworth dogwood provided a beautiful view in front of the building.

Norfolk Southern Caboose # 375 is getting “herself” ready for Dedication Day on May 4. Our program will begin at 11:00 a.m. to recognize all the volunteers and donors who have assisted with the Project. Chairman Tim Carroll is working hard to get all the little details completed. The caboose sports authentic gray paint inside and will be furnished with the original stove (restored by volunteers) and other donated items.

Shortly the lilies donated and planted as part of the Eagle Scout Project of Daniel Rice will bloom. The iris donated by the F. V. Garden Club have been showing their colors already.

Every day brings something new and exciting in Ashworth Park.

May 4, 2019 Heritage Day will bring some other new things to enjoy. The House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site will bring a program dedicated to our Revolutionary Heritage. Remember our Fuquay ancestors date from the Revolutionary War Era. There will be visitors all day from this site working with the Scouts who will be demonstrating campfire cooking.

Shirley Simmons