Modern Woodmen of America teamed up with Leesburg Area Historical Society recently for the Judy Mason Memorial Cookout to raise funds in order to restore the village’s B&O Train Depot.
Funds raised through the outing totaled $3,580. Modern Woodmen matched up to $2,500 of the fundraiser to bring the total proceeds to $6080
“We were pleased to partner with the Leesburg Area Historical Society as we appreciate the values of this organization in helping to preserve this historic depot and the vision for the depot and its impact of the community is quite impressive,” said Modern Woodmen Financial Representative Dan Mayo. “Modern Woodmen seeks quality organizations to work together to make its communities a better place to live. Our matching funds program is one of our feature programs in accomplishing this objective.”
Nicole Friend, fundraising chair for the historical society, said this about the project: “We’re so grateful for the support of our community and of the Modern Woodmen. The proceeds from the cookout will enable us to replace the roof of the depot this summer. It’s an exciting first step in our planned full renovation of the depot into a community gathering space.”
Submitted by Day Mayo, Modern Woodmen of America.