CLARK'S ELIOAK FARM
10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) * Ellicott City * Maryland * 21042
410-730-4049 * firstname.lastname@example.org
Enchanted Forest Restoration Volunteers & Sponsors
Thank You ALL!
The Harrison Family: Linda Harrison Gardner and her family, Howard Harrison III (Bud) and his wife Cathy and their family. Barbara Veltre and her family. Matthew Veltre and Nicole and Steve Stickley. Their father and grandfather created and owned the Enchanted Forest. They grew up at the Enchanted Forest. Linda has been actively working on the restoration effort.
Kevin Allen of Kimco Realty Corporation: He arranged the donation of the Enchanted Forest artifacts.
Individuals, businesses & organizations who helped to move and restore the Enchanted Forest items that are at Clark's Elioak Farm.
Hampton Hotels: Primary funding sponsor. Hampton Hotels, through its Save-A-Landmark program has provided the funding to move the Old Woman’s Shoe to the farm and restore and preserve it. They are also the primary sponsor for the restoration and preservation of the Crooked House and the Crooked Man and paid for the moving of the Rainbow Bridge and the Merry Miller’s House and the landscaping of the lil’ red schoolhouse and the Crooked House. They also provided for the gazebo home of the Enchanted Forest Birthday Cake. In addition to significant financial support, over forty Hampton Hotels employees volunteered to assist with the sanding, painting and landscaping necessary to restore the lil’ red school house, the Crooked House, the gingerbread men, the Sombrero, and a candy cane. The volunteers also gave the Pumpkin Coach a facelift.
Marty Levine, Ex-Cel Tree Experts: Marty and his crew, Mike Cotter, Fred Miller and Joseph Macie, moved the Sombrero, Jack’s Giant and the Beanstalk and the lil red school house on June 4, 2005. Their generosity, talents and skill are incredible. Thank you so much to Marty for being so generous and donating his time and efforts. And their assistance continues . . . Mike Cotter put the Crooked House, the Easter Bunny’s House, and the 35 foot tall Beanstalk in place at the farm, no easy task!! And in September 2005, Marty and Mike moved the Rainbow Bridge and the Merry Miller’s House to the farm. In February 2006, they cut the top off the Old Woman’s Shoe and moved it to the farm. Then in March they returned to place the top back onto the Shoe. They also moved Willie the Whale to the farm.
George W. Miller Jr.: George has come to the rescue in 2006 and helped with many items. He has built the foundation and the beautiful brick wall under the Old Woman’s Shoe and made all the major and substantial repairs to the Shoe inside and out. He cut the Three Bears House in two so it could be moved and has put the foundation under that House. The amount of labor involved in these projects is overwhelming and George has always approached the job with a smile and great enthusiasm. He also plans to rebuild Humpty Dumpty’s wall.
Benjamin Moore & Co.: Donated ALL THE PAINT used to restore all the Enchanted Forest pieces Arranged for us by Bob Scheye and Andy Clark from Clark’s Ace Hardware.
Clark’s Ace Hardware also donated painting supplies to us.
Len Busso, Cross Country Builders and neighbor: Primarily responsible for transporting many of the items to the farm including Mother Goose, the Black Duck, the White Gosling, the giant flowers, the mushrooms, the lollipops, the candy canes, the teapot and teacups, the birthday cake and Cinderella’s mice. He knows how heavy every one of these items is—and they are very heavy!! He is always available to help us with heavy lifting!
Maija Kropp, S & K Roofing, Siding and Windows: Donated the materials and labor to replace the roof of The Crooked House. The job they did is absolutely beautiful! They also very generously underwrote the cost of putting in a concrete pad for the lil’ red school house. They are also responsible for the beautiful new roof on the Old Woman’s House.
Expert House Movers: They provided expertise along with price quotes for moving the Enchanted Forest structures. This information will help us in our fund raising effort. They have also moved the Easter Bunny’s House, the Crooked House and the Old Woman’s Shoe, the Three Pigs House and the Three Bears House to date.
Monica McNew-Metzger and Bruce Barrett: Artists who have volunteered and teamed up to do most of the detail work seen on the restored figures at the farm: beaks, feathers, eyes, faces and lollipop swirls. Both continue to do restoration work. Monica painted the stones from the wall around Cinderella’s Castle and restored the Birthday Cake. Monica also serves on the committee organizing the whole effort. Her work over the winter has been tireless and amazing to see. She restored Sleeping Beauty’s face and arm, painted the window scene in her room and painted Robin Hood’s forest, to name but a few of her accomplishments. Monica is painting the mural of the Enchanted Forest at the farm. Bruce created the air brush pictures and the papier mache replica pieces in the store and single-handedly restored the Beanstalk and the Giant. A giant of a job! He is also making the drawfs.
Nan Sherman: Maintains “WebsitesAmerica.com” an Enchanted Forest informational website. She provided the vintage postcards, book & brochure we replicated for sale in the store. She keeps the media and volunteers updated on our progress and works with the committee that has organized this whole effort. Dave Tawney for chauffeuring Nan to all of our meetings and helping to repair Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach and reattach the leaves to Jack’s Beanstalk.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage: Major funding sponsor. Made the restoration and preservation of “the lil’ red school house” possible.
Debbie Burchardt of the Burchardt Team, Realtors™: Debbie and her team got the entire process started by restoring Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach in 2004. Without her, none of the rest of our efforts would have gotten off the ground. She has worked with a committee that has spearheaded all the efforts to date to move, restore and preserve the Enchanted Forest items in addition to being hands-on fiberglassing and painting, gathering supplies and soliciting donations for our efforts.
Howard Bank: Major funding sponsor. Made the restoration and preservation of “The
Easter Bunny’s House” possible.
Betty Evans, Signarama: Serves on the committee organizing our efforts to preserve and restore the Enchanted Forest items. Worked with us to plan and organize our major event weekends. Designed and donated banners, the map of the farm and other signs seen around the farm.
Mary Catherine Cochran and Preservation Howard County: This organization has identified the Enchanted Forest as an important County landmark and has supported our efforts to save, restore, and make the figures and buildings from the Enchanted Forest available at our farm for future generations. They are the umbrella organization which is providing financial support to the preservation and restoration efforts.
Marsha Harding, Thunder Grafix: Donated her time and talents to produce the map of the farm and the “Clark’s Elioak Farm Remembers The Enchanted Forest” brochure. She continues to donate her considerable time and talents in the production of the farm’s brochures, updated map and the reproduction coloring book.
Michael Walczak and the Howard County Historical Society: For lending us the incredible display of pictures from the early days of the Enchanted Forest. We understand Linda Harrison Gardner was responsible for making that display possible.
Norman Cavey, former Enchanted Forest employee: Has created a DVD called “A Visit to the Enchanted Forest” and it’s available at Clark’s Elioak Farm for sale.
Will Rich, the Forest Diner: Donated the Black and White Poster that is for sale in the store.
Kevin Brown, Brown and Associates, Inc: Helped us by printing the “Clark’s Elioak Farm Remember The Enchanted Forest” brochure, the Enchanted Forest Story Book Coloring Book and new farm brochure.
Glen Mullinix: Saved the Crooked Man and Humpty Dumpty from destruction and donated both to Clark’s Elioak Farm to become part of our display.
Mark Cline: Owner of Enchanted Castle Studios, Mark restored the Crooked Man, in addition to giving us advice and guidance whenever we called him with fiberglassing questions. We look forward to working with Mark to restore and replace other Enchanted Forest characters.
Barbara Sieg and Fran Reardon: Donated their time, gardening expertise and hard work to beautify the gardens around the petting farm and the Enchanted Forest attractions. They also provided plants and bulbs to our landscaping efforts
John and Sherre Hankinson: Used their artistic and woodworking talents to recreate the original Enchanted Forest signs for The Three Bears, The Three Pigs, The Old Woman's Shoe and many others. They also built and furnished the Three Bears' Baby Bear, Mama Bear, and Papa Bear beds.
Major Donors and Supporters
Pete Mangione, Turf Valley Resort: Has provided us with a backhoe and operator to dig around the buildings at the Enchanted Forest so that we could move them.
Tom Meadows: Has replaced the seats for the mice picnic tables and Pumpkin Coach.
Rodney Owens, Boats US: Donated fiberglassing supplies to make it possible to restore the items.
Louise’s Bakery: Donated 3 beautiful and delicious cakes for our April 9-10, 2005 opening weekend. Donated beautiful and delicious cakes for our August 13-14, 2005 weekend also.
Sarah and Desmond’s: Donated a fantastic cake for our weekend event in August.
River Hill Garden Center: Assisted with our landscaping needs for the Crooked House, the lil’ red school house and the Easter Bunny’s House.
Lindsay Goucher: She wrote an article for the NAHS March 2005 newsletter about the restoration. This is being submitted for re-print at the national level.
Norman Schultz, Auctioneer: Acted as our auctioneer at the April 9-10, 2005 opening weekend.
Giant Food in Chatham Mall: Donated gingerbread men cookies for the April 9-10, 2005 opening weekend.
Students from Glenelg County Schoo and Amber Dawn Butlerl: Dressed as fairy tale characters and providing story times for our weekend events.
Catonsville High School’s NAHS: Donated their artistic skills by facepainting at the opening weekend.
Ellen Baniszewski: Entertained as her costumed character, MOOsie the MOOsical Cow!