Looking to be a steward of the community, Lee Harkness has opened the Jamestown Gateway Train Station to several groups in recent months including, most recently, the AARP.
On Tuesday, April 9, the Jamestown AARP chapter was brought to the newly restored train station to participate in a tour, conducted by Harkness, general manager of the building. Approximately 50 chapter members and friends attended, with Jamestown AARP President Shari Spinler convening the meeting and welcoming everyone in attendance. Harkness proceeded to present a video, which detailed the history and restoration of the Gateway Train Station, and also offered a chance for a question-and-answer session after the video.
Following the DVD and question-and-answer, Harkness led the group through the building, pointing out many of the prominent features. According to Don Wormuth, AARP correspondent, all members were impressed by the authenticity of the restoration, which reaffirmed their memories of the train station. At the conclusion of the tour, Spinler thanked Harkness for the opportunity to see the building as well as his help in restoring the building for the community.
From left: Lee Harkness, Jamestown Gateway Train Station manager, Tillie Solomonson and Shari Spenler, AARP Chapter 334 president.
The Jamestown AARP chapter offers many different programs, plus fellowship with other seniors and service to the community for those age 50 and over. The group welcomes the public to regular meetings in the parols of First Lutheran Church on Chandler Street at 1:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The chapter will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, as well.
For more information about the Jamestown AARP chapter, contact Spinler at 485-6589.