Operation Round Up Grant Awarded To 6th Cavalry Museum

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Board member Bill Russell, Board Secretary Gerry Depken, 6th U.S. Cavalry Association Commander Robert Fisak and Board President Kyle Russell.
Board member Bill Russell, Board Secretary Gerry Depken, 6th U.S. Cavalry Association Commander Robert Fisak and Board President Kyle Russell.

The 6th Cavalry Museum held its annual meeting to approve its plan of work and events for 2014.   

Donations received by the non-profit museum were reviewed and a check presentation was made on behalf of North Georgia Electric Membership Foundation for $850.   The donation is from the Operation Round Up program that is funded by the rounding up of their electric bill to the next dollar.  The change received funds the grants given by NGEMC to do good in the community.   

The grant purchased a DVD projector to show five educational DVDs about the Army Post at Fort Oglethorpe.  The projector allows the DVDs to be shown on a large screen for school and group tours.  The projector is portable so it can easily be used at the many speaking engagements the museum provides to service clubs, fraternal orders and schools.    

Board President Kyle Russell expressed the board's appreciation. “In addition to the educational programs, we’re excited to be able to show the 1944 Classic Keep Your Powder Dry starring Lana Turner.  The movie is about the WACs (Women’s Army Corps) starring Lana Turner with many scenes filmed here at the Army Post and the old Patten Hotel in Chattanooga.  You really get to see The Post when it was an army installation and the cavalry post on Barnhardt Circle.”   

Anyone interested in requesting the museum to present a program for a school or service club, call Chris McKeever at 706.861-2860 or e-mail chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com.



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