The next meeting of the board of the Friends of the Orange Depot will be held on Thursday, March 16, 5 PM for refreshments, 5:30PM meeting at Grace Lutheran Church on Eddleman Road in Orange. Anyone interested in volunteering is always welcome at the meeting. On the agenda will be the organization’s participation in Art in the Park April 8 and the grand Depot Open House coming up in May.
F.O.O.D. is still selling engraved bricks for the pathways around the depot. The first 700 were installed recently, and more orders are coming in weekly. Brick forms are available on line at orangetxdepot.org. Fundraising continues for the second phase of the project, outfitting the depot with museum exhibits. Any one who may have relics or photos of the railroad, the shipbuilding industry or the petrochemical industry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will be contacted.