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Heritage Park Machine Shed

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Work continues at the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park as the new machine shed was recently erected. It is located in the Northwest corner of the park as part of the farm yard. The machine shed was needed to house the many larger pieces of equipment that have been gifted to Henderson Heritage & Tourism (HHT) for display. It will also be a place for their volunteers to use as a shop.

The addition of the machine shed is the first part of a five-year plan for completing the Heritage Park. The capital campaign that was launched last May has currently raised over $100,000 of its $250,000 goal. A grant of $18,560 from the York County Visitorʼs Bureau for the building of the machine shed was awarded HHT. The next project on the slate for HHT is the building of a country Mennonite church.

A wrap-up celebration fundraiser event will be held Sunday, January 16, 4 P.M. at he Heartland theater with Dr. Lauren Friesen as the keynote speaker.  Dr. Friesen is a Henderson graduate who is an accomplished author, playwright and researcher of the early Mennonites who emigrated to Henderson. A traditional Faspa (zwieback, bologna, pickles, cheese, apple preishka) will be held in the Heartland school cafeteria afterwards. The public is welcome to attend this event and help HHT reach their fundraising goal. Free will donations will be accepted at the Faspa in the cafeteria.

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