HISTORIC WHITE HOME STEPS
In 2016 I was looking for a team building project for the Web Team in the IT Department. I had always wanted to do something for the Historic White Home. One reason was that Tommy White (now deceased), a cousin to the White family who originally owned the home, once worked and retired from IT (then ADS). Tommy had actually lived a number of years on the property in a guest residence. I contacted the White Home and asked if there was a project that we could take on to help them. My Manager and I met with them, and we determined that rebuilding the back steps would be a good project. I thought this sounded like a great project for the Pioneers, so I contacted Cindy Downing and she agreed.
It took a while to gather all of the supplies we needed and set a date, and it was July before we finally got to work. Note that it was July in South Carolina. The temperature soared to around 100 for the two days that the team worked on the rebuild. It was hard work and very HOT, but in the end, it turned out to be a wonderful teambuilding project and the deteriorating steps at the White Home were now safe and attractive.
In addition, we noted that the home had picnic tables that needed to be replaced. A quick call to Cindy and she to Leon Yard and Daniel Barnhardt and they now had brand new tables. We set up a Kids Club project for the kids to paint them. We also ordered and installed brass plaques stating that they were donated by our club in Memory or Tommy White, a former Comporium employee.
The project won us an ITPA National award in 2016. I am so pleased that this project opened the way for many other Pioneer projects to support the Historic White Home and Historic Rock Hill.
Melinda Niday, Retired
1994 – 2019