BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Supporters of the Rabbit Hash General Store say it could be a long process to rebuild the approximately 185-year-old landmark following a fire.
The clapboard store in northern Kentucky was destroyed by the Saturday night fire.
Bobbi Kayser, a member of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society Board of Directors, tells The Kentucky Enquirer (cin.ci/1oc7dNB) the store was insured, but officials don’t know how much of the damage will be covered.
The Rabbit Hash Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization that only receives money via donations. Kayser says most of its money was depleted after a July landslide damaged a building on the property.
The historical society’s vice president, Don Clare, says the rebuilding will have to be done with care to preserve the building’s status on the National Register of Historic Places.
A gofundme account has been set up to collect donations and get the store on the path of recovery.
As of this writing, over $34,000 dollars have been collected in one day.
To contribute to the fund, visit https://www.gofundme.com/fewqjkh8
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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