WINNSBORO, SC – May 12, 2014 – Friends of Mt. Zion Institute, a 501c3 non-profit organization, announces its first fundraising event since becoming owners of the buildings of the historic Mt. Zion campus in Winnsboro. In cooperation with the SC Railway Museum, FOMZI will host a train ride and history tour along the Rockton – Rion -Western rail line on Sunday, May 18, departing at 4:00 p.m. from the SCRM site. The ride will include points of interest, including a stop at the original workshop and grounds of a historic area home, before traveling on to the Rion Quarry. A reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres will follow before the train returns.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be obtained by mail from FOMZI, PO Box 203, Winnsboro, SC 29180 or online at www.mtzioninstitute.com/events__tickets (PayPal or credit card). All proceeds benefit FOMZI’s on-going renovation of the classroom building, auditorium/gym and an 1880’s residence for teachers, a preservation and community revitalization initiative for economic growth.