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Schoolhouse Usage

The Soap Creek Schoolhouse is available for use throughout the year for small meetings of local interest. Please obtain permission and a key by contacting Nancy Hyde at 541-745-7470.

A $20 key deposit is required. Rental fees: schools and community groups, no charge. Small private groups, $20. Profit-making groups, $20-100, to be negotiated in advance. Ongoing classes: $5 per day. All groups must leave the premises tidy.

No running water is available. A permanent modern outhouse facility is on- site. Lights, electricity (2 outlets) and heat are available.

Please note: the Schoolhouse Foundation does not endorse any political or religious group but does allow its facilities to be used by such groups.


Soap Creek Schoolhouse News


Upcoming Events

Annual Schoolhouse Community Benefit Garage Sale:

DATE: July 15, 2017, 9-4pm
DROP-OFF STUFF: July 8, 2017, 9-4 pm
Save up your accumulated good "junk" to help fund the schoolhouse.

Neighborhood Picnic:

Everyone is welcome; foundation membership not required.
DATE: Sunday, August 5, 2 to 5 pm
WHERE: NEW LOCATION! Adair County Park picnic shelter, rear section. Nice playground! Volleyball, baseball, and horseshoes will be set up.
BRING: a salad, dessert, or side dish, and any beer or wine you desire.
All else is provided!

Soap Creek Schoolhouse Foundation Annual Newsletter
(May 2016)

(Thanks to Nancy Hyde for putting this together)

> CLICK HERE to view the PDF document (Adobe Acrobat Required)

Dues and Donations received in 2015 = $990, plus 2015 Garage Sale income of $1294 = a TOTAL of $2284. THANK YOU!

We’d like to ask everyone who enjoys the presence of the Schoolhouse to send in $10 for membership dues. Anyone can be a member, no matter your location! THANKS!

In 2014, the schoolhouse received the donation of a free demo heat pump and a $2,000 grant to help pay for insulating the attic and under the floor. All the work has been done and the heat pump was up and running all winter long, maintaining a minimum temperature of 59 degrees. It was installed in a very unobtrusive location and made the building a much better environment for frequent use (like early- morning yoga classes!) and for storing documents and books. This more- consistent temperature will also prolong the life of the building itself. Many thanks to volunteer Tom Hewes who initiated and coordinated the whole project!

The Soap Creek neighborhood newsletter via email has been up and running for four years now. It comes out a few times each month and contains information submitted by the neighbors themselves. There are notices of lost dogs (very successful!), advertisements of local produce and services, items for immediate attention, and details of meetings that people might like to attend. If you'd like to make sure you receive the "weekly" email neighborhood newsletter, send your own email address(es) to Nancy Hyde, NHyde@peak.org. She'll put you on the list!