FOX HILL HISTORIAL SOCIETY INC
SPECIAL NEWS LETTER
HURRICANE ISABEL, SEPTEMBER 19, 2003
Fox Hill Historical Society, Inc. will not meet on October 11, 2003.
Several of our members are recovering from the effects of Hurricane
Isabel. The tide surge was 5 foot
that put all of Fox Hill under water except the hills, Francis Asbury School’s
tennis court and some other knolls and hills before unknown.
In addition to the tide, the wind has caused problems trees were downed,
power lines downed, telephone lines downed.
The massive clean up is continuing today.
Trees, branches and limbs, carpet and pads, and assorted household items
not to mention the spoiled fool are on the curb for trash removal.
Someone said ‘it’s like driving through a tunnel’.
All in all everyone in Fox Hill has survived the ordeal a bit nerve
racked and exhausted but thankful that we are alive and well.
Hampton has been designated eligible for disaster relief by the Federal
are thankful to God for his strength and deliverance, and Fox Hill neighbors
that shared meals and their abilities with others like yard clean up, tree
checking on the widows and elderly. We
needed ice and drinking water too. The
Red Cross gave free meals to those in need (lunch and dinner) at Francis Asbury
School and beginning Monday, September 29, 2003 the meals were available at Fox
Hill Central United Methodist Church. Insurance
appointments, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Aid) appointments, contractors,
and service businesses are in demand. Everyone is waiting their turn.
Our building, (Ann’s Store had water 2 feet deep inside).
Volunteers for building cleanup Saturday, October 1, 2003 need not come
to cleanup for the store has been temporarily canceled.
will meet November 8, 2003
guest will be Tim Smith who will be in Revolutionary War dress (3 corner hat and
stockings). This is when William
Johnson and our early ancestors first came to Fox Hill from Eastern Shore
Virginia and Maryland.
will have our Birthday celebration (2 years old) one month late.
will elect Officers for the next 2 years (Beginning 1 Jan 2004 – 31 Dec 2005).
of American Fox Hill on the Virginia Peninsula went to the publisher Oct
1, 2003. Price will be $19.99.
WE DID IT! Our own picture
book about Fox Hill.
and Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped with our book.
HILL BAG WITH SHORT HADLES $6.00 (Back River Lighthouse on bag)
HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY BUMPER STICKERS $2.50 (Red on White)
HILL BOOK ‘The Beginning and Before The Beginning’ $10.00
FARM HOUSE BOOK $10.00.