How Can I Help Save the Historic Colona School?


The alumni and friends of the Colona School have made a commitment to preserve this historic landmark.  We feel strongly that this building deserves to be saved for future generations to use and enjoy. 

Several areas of concern were noted in the Historic Structures Assessment completed in 2003 and funded through a State Historic Fund Grant.  They noted as priorities: a new roof, replacement or restoration of windows and the installation of fire and security alarm systems.

Due to the efforts of Colorado Preservation Inc. and other concerned individuals and organizations, we have been awarded a restoration grant from the Colorado Historical Society, State Historical Fund.  We are in the process of raising matching funds required to start these much needed restorations and additions.

There are several ways in which you can help.

1.  Monetary donations are tax deductible as we are a not-for-profit organization.  Donations can be mailed to:

Wanda Miller

23 Whinnerah Avenue

Montrose, CO  81401

Harry Loss

1438 CR 906

Montrose, CO  81403

Thelma Caddy

1625 Leeds Avenue

Montrose, CO  81401


Printable Donation Form here.

Please make checks payable to - P.I.C.K.

Memo: Colona School Restoration Fund.
They can also be hand delivered to the above listed individuals.

2.  A donation of goods, or services, that we could sell at auction to raise funds would also be much appreciated.  Please contact Wanda Miller at 249-5024 or Harry Loss at 258-4918 if you would like to contribute in this way.  Harry can also be reached via email at

3.  If you have a talent for fundraising and would like to help with a project, please give one of us a call.  Again contact Wanda Miller at 249-5024 or Harry Loss at 258-4918.

The members of the Colona Grange #259 have recently replaced several windows and doors and completed a wheel chair ramp to the west entrance of the building.  The Adolph Coors Foundation, through their support of the Colorado State Grange and their P.I.C.K. Program (People Improving Communities and Kids), funded the Grant that made these improvements possible.

We are very excited about the much needed restoration and improvements that will be scheduled in the near future and thank you in advance for any help that you can contribute in our cause.

Harry Loss  Master, Colona Grange



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