Rabbit Hash General Store Rebuild Meeting Monday
By Mike Perleberg
The Rabbit Hash General Store was destroyed in a fire on February 13, 2016. Photo by Cincinnati Enquirer/Carrie Cochran.
(Rabbit Hash, Ky.) – Progress continues towards a rebuild of the historic Rabbit Hash General Store.
The 185-year-old building was destroyed in a fire last February 13. Only a few things were salvaged from the structure, including the iconic sign that stood above the front porch.
Store owner Terrie Marksberry has been updating patrons about the planned rebuild.
“Last Friday we cleaned the remaining debris from under the store, tore down wires and picked up the boards that were able to be salvaged. We then, in Rabbit Hash style, rewarded ourselves with a picking party in the barn full of musicians that have carried and continue to carry us through this difficult time,” she posted online May 6.
A public meeting about the rebuilding effort will be held Monday, May 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service Office on Camp Ernst Road in Burlington. Members of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society will answer questions and tell people how they can volunteer to help.
Since the fire, many fundraisers have been taken place to help pay for the restoration of the building on the National Register of Historic Places. A GoFundMe.com account has received more than $60,000 in contributions since starting up three months ago.
The next fundraising event will be the Rabbit Hash Fund Ride on Saturday, May 21. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the ride takes off at 11:00 a.m. from Double “T” Leather in Anderson, Indiana. Proceeds from the motorcycle ride will go to the Rabbit Hash Historical Society to rebuild the general store.