Monday, August 29, 2005

Additional Info

Charitable Status

We have been approved for tax exempt status under section 501 ( C ) ( 3 ) of the Internal Revenue Code. We do not have to pay federal income tax and all contributions are deductible from your federal income tax.


If you are interested in making a contribution to help with the restoration of the school,
send it to The Rock Hill School at Linden Hall, P. O. Box 151, Boalsburg, PA 16827We have received donations from $10.00 to $10,000.00; every bit helps. To date we have received over $207,000.00 in donations, pledges, and grants.

Waring Connection

For historians and Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians enthusiasts, there is a connection to the Rock Hill School. Fred Waring’s great-grandfather (William G. Waring) taught in the Rock Hill School that was located between the two churches. One of those churches, the white one on the turn from Rock Hill Road onto Brush Valley Road, is standing today. The other was situated in front of the Rock Hill Cemetery. William G. Waring was one of the founders of Penn State . His wife Melinda is buried in the Rock Hill Cemetery along with two of their children, Arthur (2 years old) and Waldemar (7 years old). Fred Waring had five children. All five are living, two in Pennsylvania, two in California, and one in Texas. We have been in contact with his oldest daughter, Dixie, and his youngest son, Malcolm. Both live at Shawnee on Delaware, PA. We met with Malcolm and he has donated.

School Uses

We continue to think of uses for the school property that will be consistent with the rural nature of Linden Hall. Following is a current list:
  • Girl and boy scout meetings 
  • Red Cross CPR/First Aid classes
  • State College Area School District learning enrichment field trips
  • Information center for the Linden Hall Village Historic District
  • Rock Hill School Museum
  • Weekly line dancing
  • Pennsylvania State Route G bicycle path rest stop
  • Linden Hall Garden Club meetings/projects
  • Linden Hall Village Association meetings/events
  • Rock Hill School at Linden Hall Association meetings
  • PSU class projects
  • Rep Benninghoff town meetings
  • Senator Corman town meetings
  • Walking paths through terraced gardens
  •  Conservation workshops
  • Annual Halloween Party
  • National Mt. Bike Association annual meeting