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GENESEO – With warmer weather on the horizon, the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG) is again assembling volunteers for the famous mile-long gateway stone wall in the Village of Geneseo.
According to APOG, work on the Save the Wall project, which began in 2012, will resume on Saturday June 6, and continue every Saturday and Sunday until September 26, but the program is always accepting donations to keep the project moving.
The Save the Wall project has been overseen by master masons John White and his son. The Whites have overseen approximately 2, 500 hours of time spent on the wall, training volunteers, planning the work, and laying stone in particularly tricky sections that can only be restored by a master’s hands.
This year, APOG is asking for $7,000 to put towards paying for mason aid, cement, and tools. So far $2,955 has been raised. Donations can be made at their FundRazr page and all gifts are tax refundable.
Approximately $53,000 in donations and in-kind gifts has been donated to the Save the Wall project.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo/APOG)