The Friends of Arrow Rock owns and maintains 13 historic buildings, a responsibility it takes very seriously. With our careful maintenance and meticulous preservation, these buildings will continue to tell the story of Arrow Rock for generations to come.
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Missouri State Parks and Friends of Arrow Rock are committed to our partnership at the J. Huston Tavern. We will get through this and Arrow Rock's grand lady will be better than ever!
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View on Facebook Most of you have heard about the devastating fire that destroyed the J. Huston Tavern kitchen just before midnight last Friday night. The fire started in a small freezer unit; it was nothing that could have been detected beforehand or prevented, but oh my, did it ever do some damage. Thanks to the quick action of the Saline County Rural and Marshall Fire Departments, our precious, historic Tavern is still standing, but our business as the Tavern's manager is at a standstill.
We are so fortunate to be partners in this venture with Missouri State Parks, whose leadership is moving quickly to get the restaurant operating again, at least in temporary quarters, very soon.
Many of you have called or emailed to ask how you can help. We're leaving clean-up of the smoke damage and the reconstruction of the kitchen to the professionals, but we have set up a special emergency fund that will help us meet immediate payroll and vendor obligations, and purchase necessary supplies to get us started in our temporary kitchen. When we celebrate a grand and glorious re-opening, we'll hang a plaque in the Tavern honoring all those who helped us get beyond this setback. You can donate online at https://bit.ly/2YKYSDk , send a contribution to Friends of Arrow Rock, PO Box 124, Arrow Rock, MO 65320 (please designate Tavern Fire Recovery in your memo line), or call us at 660-837-3231.
Please continue to watch the J. Huston Tavern Facebook page for news about our progress. It's during the tough times that you realize just how many friends you have, and the outpouring of support and encouragement our staff and board members have received over the past few days has really lifted us up. Thank you!
3 days ago
View on Facebook Today was truly special as Friends of Arrow Rock celebrated its 60th anniversary, and welcomed newly elected officers and trustees, including the 9th person to hold the office of FAR president: Chet Breitwieser. We are grateful to all our 60th anniversary sponsors, our wonderful speakers, the amazing Tim Shew, and everyone who shared this memorable day with us.
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