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Elizabeth Kile Retires

After over twenty-five years on the Board of Directors of The Bellevue Historical Society, Elizabeth Kile announced that she would not be entering her name for reelection at the annual meeting in March.  Elizabeth has been a mainstay of the organization and she will be very much missed.  However, she still plans to be an active member.  She will continue to chair the committee for the Sunflower Sale in July and her shop, The Golden Acorn, on South West Street will still sell items for the Society, including Bill Oddo's books.

 

 

 

Last spring, the Bellevue Historical Society was informed of a rare opportunity to raise funds for the Tremont House Project.  An anonymous donor, through the Sandusky Country Communities Foundation, offered to match up to the $50,000 for the Project if it could be raised by December 31, 2015
As most of you know, the Society appealed to the community for help and the support was outstanding.  By December 31st, almost $56,000 had been raised through individual and business donations, and events sponsored by the Society.
The majority of the fund raised came from loyal members, local businesses and others interested in seeing the Tremont House restored to its original grandeur.  Ultimately, it will house the treasures which tell the store of our community's history. Among the Society's major money making events were the sunflower sale in July, A Taste of Tremont in September, The Gingerbread House Contest in December, the Long Way Home Family Restaurant Day (Bellevue) in December, the bike raffle and the sales of Bill Oddo's books. Many thanks to everyone who donated, attended our events, purchased books, or helped in any way to make this venture a success.

Before they opened up the Long Way Home Famliy Restaurant, the Long family knew they wanted to give back to the community. To that end, they recently teamed up with the Bellevue Historical Society to do a fundraiser for the Tremont House restoration project.

Long Way Home pledged to donate all of the money they made on Sunday, Dec. 6, to the Historical Society. For the Longs, it was just a good way to help out the community.  “There’s so many good things going on in this town, and they're getting better and better all the time” said owner Tom Long.

The Gingerbread House Contest great time to support the Bellevue Historical Society with their ongoing efforts to create a home for vast collection of goodies from Bellevue's History.  Mary's Catering / R.R. Depot is hosting the Gingerbread contest fundraiser. You and the children or you and the grandchildren can have a lot of fun making a entry in the Gingerbread House Contest, you just might be the big winner. Check out the rules for entry and sign up!  Let those creative juices start flowing. Everyone anyone is invited to entry annual Gingerbread House Contest and proceeds from the contest will be donated to the Bellevue Historical Society for the Tremont House Project.

The Bellevue Historical Society has received exciting news!  The Sandusky County Communities Foundation has issued us a challenge grant that will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 for our capital campaign to restore the Tremont House located at the corner of East Main St and N. West St. (housing Leonard's Pharmacy for many years).
Sandusky County Communities Foundation Executive Director Cate Knipp stated that a donor to the foundation expressed an interest in the restoration of the Tremont House.  The Sandusky County Communities Foundation is challenging our historical society to raise $50,000 by December 15, 2015.
We need you to help us raise $50,000 to meet this challenge!  Please send your donation, payable to the Bellevue Historical Society, P. O. Box 304, Bellevue, OH 44811.  All donations are tax deductible.  The Bellevue Historical Society is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization.

Event Sponsorship Forms

Get involved with this years 2018 Taste of Tremont Block Party!!!

Below you will find information about sponsorships to this great Bellevue community event !

2018 Taste of Tremont Sponsorship Letter

 

Sponsorship Levels and Form