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PSABC Celebrates National Preservation Month

Jack Thomson, Executive Director, is presenting a Griffin Award in 2017. Fourteen new awards will be given on May 24th to honor local preservation efforts.

Then on May 10 PSABC is hosting a late afternoon croquet adventure at the E.W. Grove Park at 338 Charlotte Street. Jim Steward, who is a member of the Black Mountain Croquet Club and a National Champion in croquet, will be there to chat with quests about croquet and offer instruction. A number of backyard croquet sets will be set up in the park, so guests can enjoy the game. The Amazing Pizza Company food truck nearby will make it easy for those who want to picnic, while others are either learning or playing croquet.

On May 24th the Griffin Awards will be presented to outstanding projects and individuals that further the goals of historic preservation in Asheville and Buncombe County. Each year PSABC bestows awards to draw attention to the good work being done in this community for preservation and to celebrate those doing the work. Awards are given for Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation, Restoration, Stewardship and Education that have been completed in the last 24 months. One Griffin Award winner has been announced for her dedication as a volunteer and Board Member. She is Kieta Osteen-Cochrane, who has worked tirelessly for the Preservation Society for a number of years. She is being recognized for the fantastic education programming she offers through PSABC. The 2018 Griffin Awards will be held on May 24th at 5:30 pm at the Asheville Masonic Temple. Do make a reservation to come to this event by going to the website at or by calling 254-2343.

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