200 Volunteers From Honeywell, Robbinsdale Cooper High School to Make Enhancements to Historic Oliver H. Kelley Farm

For immediate release

Release dated: 
May 15, 2012
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Bob Quist, Oliver H. Kelley Farm, 763-441-6896, bob.quist@mnhs.org

Marie Yarroll, 763-954-6071, 763-350-0434 mobile, marieyarroll@honeywell.com

200 Volunteers From Honeywell, Robbinsdale Cooper High School to Make Enhancements to Historic Oliver H. Kelley Farm

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities Coordinating the Large-Scale Volunteer Project

WHAT:

The Oliver H. Kelley Farm, a National Historic Landmark and part of the Minnesota Historical Society, will be the beneficiary of roughly 1,200 hours of volunteer labor from 100 local Honeywell employees and 100 students at Robbinsdale Cooper High School.

Volunteers will be tasked with replacing nearly a mile of fencing, painting porches on the historic farm house, clearing brush from 1.5 miles of trails, and repairing, building and painting picnic tables.

Logistics for this major volunteer event are being managed by Rebuilding Together Twin Cities.

WHERE:

 

Oliver H. Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Road, Elk River, MN 55330

WHEN:

 

Thurs., May 17, 2012; 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (approx.); brief program around noon

WHO:

Speakers include:

  • Bob Quist, Oliver H. Kelley Farm
  • Paul Orzeske, President, Honeywell Building Solutions
  • Paj Lor, junior student, Robbinsdale Cooper High School

VISUALS:

 

Media will have video and photography access. The diverse group of volunteers will be building, fencing, painting and landscaping. As volunteers work, Kelley Farm employees will be dressed in traditional 1860s farm clothing.