• Friends Receives $140,000 From Tindall Estate

    By Jenise Henrikson, July 13, 2016

    Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has received $140,000 from the estate of Walter and Suzanne Tindall, local residents who walked the trails of Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve by the Farm for many years. The couple loved the park and walked it as often as possible, according to family member Jo Cellini.

    Friends is working with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) to see if a good use of these generous funds would be to renovate the Farm’s iconic century-old White Barn while still preserving its historical feel. MROSD owns and is responsible for all the Farm buildings.

    Rancho San Antonio is the most visited of all MROSD’s Preserves; people immediately recognize the White Barn, which needs renovation to last another 100 years. The White Barn doesn’t have a foundation, and the upper loft and stairs cannot be used. In FY13, Friends donors funded painting the White Barn, but now is a good time for a complete renovation, especially with this generous bequest.

    FODHF and MROSD will work together to determine feasibility for this project probably using the same partnership model we use on all Friends Farm Enhancement Projects: Friends provides materials and MROSD provides the labor.

    Friends would commemorate the generous Tindall gift with a plaque. Ms Cellini said, “I thank you for them for the good works your organization is doing. Preserving something worthy of saving and helping animals is the best of priorities.”

    If you would like to consider a legacy gift to Friends of Deer Hollow Farm, here is a link to our webpage with helpful information. deerhollowfarmfriends.org/donate/

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