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Netherland Inn seeks additional volunteers

February 15th, 2012 12:52 pm by Staff Report

Netherland Inn seeks additional volunteers

School groups are encouraged to schedule a visit to Netherland Inn throughout the month of May.

The Netherland Inn, built between 1802 and 1808 by William King, is full of history and has a very busy event schedule for 2012. There are festivals and fun activities planned throughout the year for individuals of all ages. Opening day at the Inn is scheduled for May 5, and will feature tours of the flat boat and stagecoach. There will be a costume show displaying Maggie Netherland’s wedding gown during the season. The second annual Don’t Rock the Boat 5K Run/Walk will be held June 30.

A popular event for kids of all ages is the Teddy Bear Picnic. It will be held Sept. 8, and will include a teddy bear parade, chalk art, a bubble garden and lunch. All activities during the Teddy Bear Picnic are included for $4 per person.

School groups are encouraged to schedule a visit to the Netherland Inn throughout the month of May. Educational teacher in-service workshops are also offered during the summer months.

"We are always looking for more volunteers to donate their time to guide tour groups, or assist with gardening and maintenance around the Inn," stated Jennifer Light, Chair of the Steering Committee for the Netherland Inn. There are also opportunities for anyone willing to assist with the Pioneer Transportation Museum, located beside Netherland Inn. " We are looking for people interested in building displays," Light said. "We would also appreciate items related to early transportation that individuals would be willing to donate for display at the Pioneer Transportation Museum."

If you would like more information about the Netherland Inn, or if you're interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact Jennifer Light at 423-246-1104. You may also visit the website at or "Like" the Netherland Inn on Facebook.

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