The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

September 30, 2013

Friends of the Lewis House stage successful fundraiser

By Steve Keenan
For The Fayette Tribune

OAK HILL — The Friends of the Lewis House raised over $1,000 through a recent drawing, money which will be applied to needed repairs on the historic downtown structure.

The fundraiser occurred over a three-week period and cleared $1,136, said Ginny Cracraft, group vice president.

In the drawing, Brian Stevens, of Brian’s Service Center in Oak Hill, won a pair of $100 gift cards — from Kroger and Exxon.

“We’re certainly happy” with the results of the fundraiser, Cracraft said. “It was a lot of work.”

Cracraft was joined at the drawing by Patty Lane, chairman of the committee, and Betty Steen, FOTLH treasurer.

The money realized will be utilized in a three-fold purpose: 1) to paint the Lewis House porch; 2) repair the roof soffit; and 3) clean out the gutters.

The Lewis House recently hosted viewings of the Oak Hill centennial video for a two-week period, Cracraft pointed out. She said they hope to have an Oak Hill history video for sale onsite eventually.

The Friends organization is currently searching for more volunteers to help keep the center open. That includes individuals who have an interest in helping show the Hank Williams Sr. memorabilia on display in the house.

The Lewis House is currently taking reservations for Christmas gatherings, Cracraft noted.

For more information, call Cracraft at 304-469-3861 or 1-304-640-2011.