Historical Society looking for sponsors for its Harvest to Holly Walking Tour

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

    WARWICK-The Warwick Historical Society is seeking sponsors for its Harvest to Holly Walking Tour on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20. The tour is a fundraiser for the organization, whose budget goes mainly for preservation and upkeep of the society-owned historic buildings that give beauty and charm to the area where they are clustered. The tour will feature the society’s properties decorated either for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Sponsors will be recognized by a sign at the entry to the building they support, and in the publicity and the programs handed out to visitors at the event. Also, each sponsor receives free tickets to the tour. Sponsorships are $500 each for Baird’s Tavern, the 1810 House, Shingle House, Sly Barn at the Shingle House, and Azariah Ketchum House; and $250 each for the Lehigh and Hudson River Railroad Caboose at the Shingle House, and for the refreshment station on Baird’s Tavern’s patio, which will serve hot cider and cookies to tour participants. Seeley and Durland Insurance is sponsoring the Old School Baptist Meeting House, and Mary Bradner is sponsoring the Carriage House at Baird’s Tavern, where an early physician’s office has been recreated from items used by her father-in-law, Dr. Morris Refrew Bradner, Sr. This marks the first year the physician’s office will be on the tour. Each location can be sponsored only once, however, several individuals or businesses can join to fund a sponsorship. Those who would like to contribute for a full or partial sponsorship should call 986-7539 or 986-9463. The buildings will be open for tours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth five to 17 years, and $15 for seniors over 65 years. Reservations are a must. To place orders, the day and time must be indicated. Patrons should allow at least two and a half hours for the tour. Tickets can be purchased by calling 986-3236 or visiting www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org, or at Port of Call, 40 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 5, 6, 12 and 13.