Historical Society Seeks Donations to Repair Caboose at Depot

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 10/16/2012 - 10:47

The historic wooden caboose located at the Saline Depot and which is a major point of interest within our community is in need of serious repairs. The Saline Area Historic Society (SAHS) has over the years kept up with the appearance of the caboose and had planned to repaint it this year. While preparing for the exterior painting, it was discovered that some of the wood on the north side had rotted. The removal of those boards revealed even more serious rot in some of the structural timbers. This damage has to be repaired to preserve the structural integrity of the entire caboose at a cost of several thousand dollars.

SAHS is appealing to the community at large for donations to help cover this unbudgeted expense. SAHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and as such, your donations should be tax deductible subject to the rules of the IRS. Please make your check out to SAHS with "Caboose Donation" on the memo line and send to SAHS, PO Box 302, Saline, Mi 48176.

Your donation will help to maintain the caboose for the enjoyment and education of children and adults for the foreseeable future.

Thank you,

David Rhoads