Getting Involved the Rocky Mount Way

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John Mebane at PRM Annual Meeting

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.”
 William Murtagh

Don’t get left behind when it comes to what’s happening in Rocky Mount. There are any number of organizations you might consider if you are wondering how to get involved and  make a contribution. Let me suggest that you start by joining Preservation Rocky Mount. The group meets several times a year with its eye on fostering an appreciation for the preservation of the historical and architectural heritage of the City of Rocky Mount, Nash & Edgecombe Counties. We are living in a community that offers a rich sense of place to those who are moving to Rocky Mount, exactly what people want today when choosing where to live. Our significant inventory of architecture, our historic downtown core and other historic districts, all need the community to care about the on-going preservation of these assets to insure the future that is being built upon them.

We are all busy, and good intentions abound. I know you think, I keep meaning to join something. PRM is a group of engaged, knowledgable people that hold their meetings at locations of historical significance in the community, open to the public. There are several categories of membership, two of them: a single is $20.00 and for a couple $30.00. It is your heart and enthusiasm for the preservation of our history that is needed.

I attended the PRM annual meeting on Sunday held at Koi Pond in their newly renovated site at Rocky Mount Mills. Have you been yet? WOW! Preservation of a historic structure, given a new life, people, some with children and dogs on leashes, gathered in a safe and friendly environment. The first micro brewery in a perfect location.  Click HERE to read an earlier post about The Pond.  Preservation Rocky Mount is a great way to join a large ‘band of brothers’ who are building a future in Rocky Mount on the firm foundations of the past.

Call 252-407-7566 for further membership information

“If we do not honor our past, we lose our future. If we destroy our roots, we cannot grow.”
                                                                                                          Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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