Park Day cleanup helps prepare for Corinth Home and Garden Tour

town_corinth_greenBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – Volunteers working in Corinth on March 22, part of the annual Civil War Trust Park Day cleanup effort, will help spruce up the landscape around the Verandah-Curlee House Museum.

A Corinth Home and Garden Tour is planned for April 5, as a fundraiser for the historic home, said Ashley Berry, supervising ranger of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center and Corinth Contraband Camp.

The Corinth Battlefield Unit of Shiloh National Military Park, the Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission and the Col. W.P. Rogers Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans will participate in this work day at the museum, which is located at 705 Jackson St., Corinth. Work begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 1 p.m.

“We decided to use this event where we have volunteers to help us get the grounds ready for visitors,” Berry said.

The Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission will show off restoration work completed on the outside as well as work underway and still to be completed inside the museum, while home tour guests also check out cottages, review auction items and buy baked goods to help finance the work.

Project organizer is Park Ranger Jim Minor, and he is seeking more volunteers for the day.

“Participants are asked to volunteer four hours of their Saturday morning to assist with grooming the grounds of this historic home,” Minor said. “Volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning flower beds, removing intrusive ivy and possibly cutting down encroaching and hazardous tree limbs.”

Everyone is asked to bring their own tools, including work gloves, small gardening tools, rakes, chain saws, and to wear appropriate clothing.

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