Historic hotel gets service with a smile


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Tribune photo by Aubrey Woods/ Tribune photo by Aubrey Woods/ Travis Wesner of Leesville helps with a project during Tuesday's 18th annual United Way Day of Caring at the historic Joe Jackson Hotel on South Main Street in Vallonia. Wesner is a lineman with Duke Engery's local office, one of several groups and organizations helping with the project to provide the hotel, built in 1914, with electrical service and insulation.


Tribune photo by Aubrey Woods/ Jerry Martin of Vallonia helps with a project during Tuesday's 18th annual United Way Day of Caring at the historic Joe Jackson Hotel on South Main Street in Vallonia. Martin is a member of the Medora Masonic Lodge, one of several organizations helping with the project to provide the hotel, built in 1914, with electrical service and insulation.


The group that’s spent 15 years attempting to restore a historic hotel in one of southern Indiana’s oldest communities turns to many different sources for help with that work.

One of those has been the Jackson County United Way’s annual Day of Caring.

This year’s Day of Caring was conducted Tuesday. About two dozen people gathered at the Joe Jackson Hotel on Main Street in Vallonia to help install electrical wiring and outlets to both floors of the hotel and to insulate the first floor.

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