Although the windows and roof have been replaced and the gym has been renovated, the capital campaign to pay for all the work continues.
The newest fundraiser would allow individuals to keep a part of Notre Dame’s history. Notre Dame has had ten pens made from the maple of the original gym floor by certified Tamarack Artist Greg Cartwright of Cartwright’s Creations. Greg specializes in items made from salvaged wood from various locations throughout West Virginia.
The pens are displayed in a box which also contains a card describing the origin of the wood. The box is for display purposes only and is not made from the old gym floor.
Cartwright has also engraved 30 eight-inch sections of the original gym floor. NDHS Advancement Director Ian McAra said, “The floor sections have not been altered or improved in any way. The tongue in groove system is visible along with any other imperfections which clearly shows the true character of the original gymnasium floor which so many of our graduates would have set foot upon.”
The pens are available for a minimum donation of $200 and the floor sections are available for a minimum donation of $100.
McAra continued, “We are hoping that the items available will attract new donors to the capital campaign and may encourage current donors to increase upon their original gift.”
If you are interested in a pen or a floor section, please contact Ian McAra at 304-623-1026 or firstname.lastname@example.org or send donations indicating which item you would like to purchase to: Notre Dame High School, 127 East Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 Attn: Ian McAra.