Please make plans to join us for our annual Spring Park Day at the Raymond Military Park on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. This is a nationwide annual event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust for volunteers to clean up and preserve historic battlefield sites from the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War.
We will meet at the Raymond Military Park located at Old Port Gibson Rd. and Highway 18 in Raymond, MS. Volunteers should bring work gloves, hat, plastic garbage bags, yard tools such as clippers and trimmers, ant bait, rags for cleaning signs, and spray bottles with plain water.
A hot dog picnic lunch will be provided by Friends of Raymond, and volunteers will be there to answer questions and help folks sign up as members if you are interested.
Here are some details about Friends of Raymond:
•Friends of Raymond is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1998 to preserve, interpret, manage, and promote significant historic sites in Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi, and the surrounding area and to receive contributions or grants from any and all sources to be used for one or more of the foregoing purposes.
•Friends of Raymond is a registered charity with the State of Mississippi Secretary of State.
•Friends of Raymond is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, elected by the voting members each January. The Board meets at least monthly and each member serves for rotating three-year terms.
•Friends of Raymond owns and maintains over 150 acres and has easements for additional acreage on the Raymond Military Park in Raymond, MS. This battle was important to General Ulysses S. Grant’s Campaign for Vicksburg. The Raymond Military Park includes a paved Walking Trail, kiosk, historically accurate reproductions of both Union and Confederate cannons and field artillery pieces, interpretive signs, split rail fence, and Union and Confederate troop markers. All maintenance for this property is the responsibility of volunteer members of Friends of Raymond.
Come on out for Park Day, Saturday, April 9, 2022!
Eric Bobo, President
Friends of Raymond Board of Directors