A wine and cheese tasting fundraiser, hosted Thursday at One Eleven restaurant, raised $1,165 towards the cost to restore six historic markers in LaFayette.
LaFayette’s Historic Preservation Commission and Downtown Development Authority are working with the Walker County Historical Society to raise funds to restore the five markers in front of Chattooga Academy and the one at Fort Cumming. These markers were erected by the state historical society in the 1950s.
The cost to replace the posts and to restore the markers, which will include preparing and re-painting the signs, will be $4,500. A Wal-mart Foundation grant, Pizza Hut fundraiser and donations from civic groups and individuals have netted approximately $2,700 towards the project.
One Eleven, Melinda’s Catering, Debbi’s Flowers and Favors, Bouquet Shop and DeBarge Vineyards & Winery donated items so that all proceeds raised from ticket sales would go towards the marker restoration.
One Eleven, Elite Custom Paint and Body, The Bank of LaFayette, Cohutta Banking Co., Sew Cute, The Bouquet Shop and Debbi’s Flowers and Favors assisted the project by selling fundraiser tickets.
For more information on assisting with the marker restoration project, contact Catherine Edgemon at 706.639-1519.