Raffle Benefits Association Project
The Moore County Historical Association is holding a raffle to raise funds to replace the roof of the Joel McLendon Cabin.
Tickets, which are $5, are being sold through early December. The prize is a Sanyo 42-inch HDTV. The drawing will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, during the annual Christmas Open House at the Bryant House. Ticketholders do not have to be present to win.
Tickets may be purchased in groups of five for $20 from Friends of the Bryant House, some members of the Moore County Historical Association Board, at a booth at the Flatwoods Festival in Bennett Saturday, Sept. 11, and at the Shaw House Vintage Antique and Collectibles Fair Saturday, Oct. 9, in Southern Pines.
The McLendon Cabin is Moore County’s oldest structure on its original foundation, and was built in the 1760s by Scottish immigrants, headed by Joel McLendon. A new roof is estimated to cost approximately $4,000 and is a priority to protect the interior of the cabin from weather damage. Contributions will be accepted and are tax-deductible since the MCHA is a nonprofit.
The adjacent Bryant House, also open for tours,was built around 1825.
In 1969, the family donated the site to the Moore County Historical Association.
Both houses are open to visitors on the second and fourth Sundays, June through September, from 2 to 4 p.m. The address is 3361 Mount Carmel Road, Carthage.
For information call (910) 692-2051.
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