Friends of the Castle to meet Sept. 14 at Villa Kathrine

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Villa Kathrine Photo courtesy of Quincy Park District

QUINCY — Friends of the Castle, Inc., will hold the organization’s annual meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 on the lawn of the Villa Kathrine, 532 Gardner Expressway. Social time will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Topics to be covered will be the state of the organization, financial health, election of board members and visitor statistics. Members also can renew memberships. Highlights of the most recent improvements to the building will be discussed, as well as future developments. The meeting will conclude with the recognition of volunteers, including the volunteer of the year, and tours of the building.

Friends of the Castle, Inc., was founded in 1978. It is a not-for-profit organization that works to restore, maintain and operate the Villa Kathrine. It has served since 1987 as Quincy’s official tourist information center and as an interpretative center on the Great River Road.

The Villa Kathrine in operated by a volunteer board of directors and hosts.  It is on the National Registry of Historic Place, the Illinois Registry of Historic Places and a Quincy Landmark property.  Volunteer hosts are needed to help staff the tourist information center daily. Shift days and hours are flexible. Volunteers over age 21 are welcome.

Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair and follow current health protocol during the meeting. Refreshments reflecting the origin of the Villa Kathrine will be served. Contact the Villa Kathrine for more information at 217-224-3688.

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