The Mathews County Visitor and Information Center has announced a new fundraising goal of $20,000 for 2019 as it became public knowledge that the historic Victorian-style Sibley’s General Store building is in need of a new foundation.
The historic store building, which is located on Main Street near its intersection with Church Street in Mathews Court House, serves as the headquarters for MCVIC, welcoming visitors to the county.
In a letter to contributors from 2018, Executive Director Emily Allen thanked residents for helping MCVIC raise $10,000 last year for the operational fund as well as to announce a donation match for 2019 from a pair of anonymous donors.
The unnamed benefactors offered to match up to the first $5,000 of donations. The $20,000 funding goal is slated to be used to pay a civil engineering firm to do a “complete evaluation, structural design, and plan for a new foundation.”
Additionally, Allen explained that the engineers’ findings will &...
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