Clark County Press, Neillsville, Clark Co., WI
August 11, 2010, Page 2
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Donated furniture arrives at The Highground
Mall furniture and Marshfield Furniture, both of Marshfield, donated three pickup trucks full of furniture Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 to be used in The Highground?s Learning Center; The Learning Center will be dedicated Friday, August 13, 2010. (Photo by Peter Spicer/Clark County Press)
By Peter Spicer
Highground staff returned from Marshfield Thursday, Aug. 5, with three pickup trucks full of donated furniture just in time for the Learning Center dedication and traveling portrait exhibit.
A Learning Center dedication will be held Friday, Aug. 13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., said The Highground Volunteer General Manager Kirk Rodman.
A traveling portrait exhibit, displayed at The Highground?s Learning Center, began Monday, Aug. 9, and will run through Tuesday, Aug. 31. The exhibit features faces and stories of Wisconsin?s Vietnam War Veterans.
Mall Furniture and Marshfield Furniture ? two Marshfield businesses ? donated furniture for The Highground?s Learning Center. The businesses? donation included chairs, tables, lamps and a sofa. The furniture will be used in the Learning Center?s reception area, downstairs library and other rooms.
Those planning to attend the dedication and view the Vietnam portraits will be able to enjoy the newly furnished Learning Center.
A total of 34 portraits by Wisconsin Public Television photographer James Gill are being displayed. Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories is a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television.
The portraits will be displayed at The Highground?s Learning Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The event is free and open to the public; donations from this event will be used for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) literature for individuals in the Tomah VA Hospital program.
To help with the event, call The Highground at 715-743-4224.
The Learning Center ?adds a new dimension? to The Highground, said Rodman, who explained The Highground educates others about the human costs of war.
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