The Civil War Coat Won an Awesome Gloucester Grant!

awesome-gloucester-fb-thanksCharles and George King write:

Let’s help Awesome Gloucester, please visit their Facebook page and like and share it. The coat is on their front page TODAY as well as The Awesome Foundation worldwide page. They gave an amazing $1000 kick off for the display case! It’s going to happen! Here are the Facebook links

Awesome Foundation: Gloucester Facebook page

The Awesome Foundation worldwide facebook page

Two other great projects went last night: repairing headstones at Clark cemetery and composting at Veterans. Be on the lookout for them.

Every month the Awesome Gloucester members listen to hopeful project ideas and try to make a difference. They do! The presentation nights are downtown in different spots. Last night was at the Pilot House. We thought we were too nervous to eat but then we saw the menus! We did that when it was at Gloucester House, too. If you haven’t yet, go see the Awesome Gloucester nights. They’re for the community.
Sincerely
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Caroline Enos writes about the Civil War Coat for The Gillnetter

Everyone in Gloucester should read the  The Gillnetter, the Gloucester High School newspaper. Let’s give the young journalists finding their voice some readers. It’s good.

What’s it like to write for a high school paper nowadays? This one has embraced the digital world so it’s earth-friendly. It’s a beauty with a very easy layout. I dove in for one story but stuck around. There are editorials such as this one about the high school bathrooms needing attention by Rachel Alexander with original art by Rachel Nearis; actionable information; unexpected topics; and lots of local news  likethis inspiring report by Hanna Zuidema or this one  “pizza lovers of Gloucester Have Spoken”  by Corynn Ulrich. Did you know The Gillnetter journalists were invited to the Boston Globe?

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What brought my attention to The Gillnetter was anticipation for a story about the Civil War coat from students at the high school. Caroline Enos interviewed George and Charles before April school vacation. We hoped she’d come to Awesome Gloucester pitch night to support them and hang out. That she did. Thanks to her open notebook and scoop we have a record of a lovely testimonial delivered by Russell Hobbs. You can read Caroline Enos’ article here.

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Like I said, those King brothers are going places!

If you’ve been following the fundraising efforts by Charles and George King for the Gloucester High School Albert Bacheler Civil War coat, then you know how creative and ernest they are in accomplishing the restoration of this exciting piece of Gloucester history. Thanks so much to these two dynamos for the thank you notes; not only are they go-getters, but thoughtful, too!

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For more information, visit The Story here.

Awesome Gloucester!

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To make a donation to the Civil War Bacheler Coat Caper, visit You Caring here or send a check with “Civil War coat” written in the check’s memo field to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930, or Committee for the Arts, c/o Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Ave., Gloucester MA 01930. The King Brothers thank you!

Bacheler Coat Caper youcaring page for the High School Civil War Coat

Hi Joey,

In the spirit of just do it and one person CAN make a difference: the parent that called attention to the Civil War coat is…Kim Minnaugh! She saw the display label and coat when she was at the High School and looked so closely she saw the damage. Then she did something about it. She reached out for help. Maybe it’s the photographer in her that had her looking closely. Her actions have inspired us and kids, too.

Bacheler Coat Caper YOUCARING page

https://www.youcaring.com/the-gloucester-fund-467104

The Committee for the Arts will use the money to pay for the necessary textile conservation, display form and case. James’ Cape Ann Giclee poster really helps. Look for it at City Hall and a few more spots coming soon!

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