GTHS Members & Friends,
At long last there is an effort underway to establish a lasting memorial to the Textile Industry, which helped make Greenville the great city that it is today. The proposed park is a joint effort of Greenville Textile Heritage Society, The Lofts and Greenville County Recreation Commission. The Textile Heritage Park will be connected to the nearby Swamp Rabbit Trail and will include walking trails, a Gazebo/Amphiteater, PIcnic Shelter, Playground, and most importantly, Historical Markers of each of the Textile Mills that once made Greenville known as the Textile Center of the World.
On Tuesday evening, we introduced our fund raising effort during our Quarterly Meeting at The Ham House. While the Golf Tournament is the central activity of the effort, everyone can get involved at some level and help make this dream become a reality.
Since this is a grassroost effort, it will certainly require everyone interested in “Preserving our Textile History” to get involved in some capacity. Please consider the following:
* Participate in Golf Tournament
* Contact indidviduals and corporation for Golf and Corporate Sponsorships
* Notify us of potential donors…individuals, corporations, foundations, etc.
* Make personal donation
The ball is now in our court and it’s up to us to take this giant leap. Our first hurdle is to raise sufficient funding for the construction of the park infastructure and we only have a small window of time to meet this initial goal.
Visit www.textileheritagepark.com for additional details.
Thanks for your continued support.
Don Harkins, Chairman
Greenville Textile Heritage Society