The Friends of Rocheport presented its annual awards for Rocheport Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year at the October 21, 2012 General Meeting. Marcia Voss, owner of WhiteHorse Antiques and a long time member of the Friends of Rocheport was named Citizen of the Year for her contributions not only to the Friends of Rocheport but also to the Rocheport community. Albert Taylor was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year for his tireless efforts and assistance to the Friends of Rocheport Society.
Marcia Voss and Darrell Rapp.
2012 brought improvements to both the Museum and the Mariam Green Building. The Museum has a new ADA walkway with handicap parking and a new sign. New windows were installed at the Mariam Green Building. In addition to the improvements to the buildings, the Friends of Rocheport provided a new sign for the Rocheport Cemetery and more signs are scheduled to be provided. See photos of these improvements here.
The vision set for the Friends of Rocheport in 2013 is as follows:
1. Improve the lighting at the museum.
2. Continue partnering with the Rocheport Cemetery Board for improvements.
3. Promote community wide initiatives with other organizations in Rocheport.
Longtime Friends of Rocheport member, Marcia Voss, and her business, Whitehorse Antiques, were featured in the Boone Electric Coop newsletter. The article "For Love of Old" is on page 3.
The Friends of Rocheport are selling green tomato relish as a fund raiser. Pints are $5 and quarts are $10. Contact Inez Hickam at 573-445-5712 to purchase.
Special thanks goes out to Inez Hickam, Doris Overton and Albert Taylor (pictured below) for their effort in making the relish.