Madison Fields Hands-On Service Project

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Members of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek will help transform w​hat was the McKinna’s store of 1890 and later housed the former Buckeystown Post Office for use as a rehabilitative and restorative entrepreneurial center for individuals with autism and military veterans.  Rotarians will gather on Saturday, May 7​, 2016 at 8:00 AM at the red brick building in the center of Buckeystown (3601 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown, Maryland) to clear the unoccupied building of accumulated furniture and construction materials in preparation for the renovation of the building, currently owned by the Madison House Autism Foundation.  [The red brick edifice served as a Post Office periodically between 1885 and 1995.]
Rotarian Sharon Jacko, a member of the Development Committee of Madison Fields and The Renewal Center at Shiloh Farm under the Madison House Autism Foundation, is enlisting the volunteer services of twelve (12) Rotarians for the half-day hands-on project (8:00 AM to Noon).  Due to the nature of the service project, only adults and youth ages 15 and older are invited to volunteer.  The service project will entail lifting and carrying furniture and construction debris, as well as sweeping and general cleaning.  A specialized team of volunteers may perform power-washing of the front ground level facade of the building.
Volunteers are invited to sign-up with Sharon Jacko via e-mail -
Rotarian volunteers are requested to bring work gloves and brooms.  Dust masks, dust pans, heavy-duty trash bags will be provided.  Ample off-street parking is available adjacent to the building.  Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the morning's service.
Rotary Club of Carroll Creek Rotarians Sharon Jacko and Jim Olson, each of whom serves on the Development Committee of Madison Fields and The Renewal Center at Shiloh Farm, report that the Foundation plans to renovate the historically-significant Buckeystown building, creating retail and art gallery space on the ground floor, as well as artists' loft space on the second  floor for use by individuals with autism, as well as military veterans.​