By Erik Walsh
The News Staff
County inmates will soon be serving the public by clearing fence rows at the Malakoff Historical Society and Museum.
Malakoff Historical Society Director Pat Issacson, is thrilled about getting the assistance.
“This is going to be so much help,” she said. “I am very excited.”
Issacson discussed the idea with The News just a few weeks ago while waiting for a “Friends of Malakoff” meeting at the Flag House to begin. Since then, Issacson made the calls and arrangements and put things into motion. Of course none of it would be possible without the help of county inmates and the approval of County Commissioners.
Issacson said no date has been assigned yet, and the workload is rather heavy, so it most likely will be taking several days to complete.
“There are a lot of fence rows to move,” she said “It’s hard to tell when it was last cleaned out. It’s been years. They are going to help move some big things in the house then do the work outside.”
The city of Malakoff also said it will assist in the effort.
“The city said if we get the fencing close to the road, they will haul it off for us,” Issacson said
After a day’s work is done, Issacson said there would be more opportunities to continue the clean up.
“If there is more that needs done (after the day is over), all I need to do is call them up and they will come out again,” she said.
Issacson expects it will take two or three days to complete all of the work.