EMHR board president Sandy Wilmot (left) and executive director Annette Schultz toured the Troy Sale Barn recently after a meeting held in the main hall. EMHR has tentatively approved an $8,000 grant to aid in the rehabilitation of the structure for use as a community center and agricultural and historic site. The building in Troy borough will also serve as the venue for two Taste of the Endless Mountains events this year.
Make $60,000 Donation to Sale Barn
On April 23, 2015, the Bradford County Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting at the Troy Sale Barn. The venue was chosen to highlight the preservation of the structure and the improvements made to it; and also to bring the Commissioners to western Bradford County. On May 14 the Commissioners will hold their meeting at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington.
At the Feb. 11 meeting of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR), the executive director provided a progress report for the 2015 Project Review Committee. Two EMHR staff members and four board members worked to select projects for inclusion in the EMHR Round 21 DCNR partnership. It is estimated that approximately $70,000 will be allocated to the region by DCNR , which will in turn be disbursed by EMHR to grant applicants.
If expected funding is approved by DCNR, Laceyville's Oldest House stands to be the big winner in 2016 of upwards to $30,000 for rehabilitation and stabilization of the centuries old structure. Previously, EMHR helped with funding to provide a new roof for The Oldest House, an interpretive and education site at the western end of Wyoming County.
There is a huge thermometer on the Green in the center of Troy Borough which indicates that funds which have been raised so far to help with the renovations of the Sale Barn, located in Troy.
The committee is always looking for new ideas and ways to find the much needed funds.
The building will be used by the entire community when renovations have been completed.
You may contact either William Bower or Bill Brasington for more information.
After John and Sheila Wilcox gave a donation to the Troy Historical Society for the restoration of the sale barn. I went to their home to take the couple’s picture. Many years ago, I heard that the Wilcox family had been among the early settlers of this area so I asked if they would agree to be interviewed for a newspaper article. Although the couple said that they would, both mentioned that they probably wouldn’t have much to say.
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