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For Planning Purposes Only
July 10, 2007
Bruce Milhans, 202-606-8513


Mrs. Laura Bush Presents 2007 Preserve America
Grants on Capitol Hill July 12

What:The first round of 2007 Preserve America Grants totaling about $2.6 million will be presented to 43 successful applicants. Also, recent Preserve America Community designations will be recognized, with particular reference to Plattsmouth, Nebraska, the 501st Preserve America Community in the nation.

When:Thursday, July 12, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m. Please note that due to security and staging concerns, the doors to the Cannon Caucus Room close at 8:30 a.m., and persons covering or attending the event should be inside by that time.

Where:The Cannon Caucus Room, Room 345, Washington, D.C. Enter the Cannon House Office Building at the main entrance located at the corner of Independence and New Jersey avenues SE.

Who: Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States and Honorary Chair of Preserve America; Rep. Brad Miller (North Carolina), and Rep. Mike Turner (Ohio), co-chairs of the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus; Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne; John L. Nau, III, chairman, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; and, officials representing grantees from locations listed below:

Birmingham, Alabama

San Clemente, California

Silverton, Colorado

Washington, Georgia

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Montana (state)

Putnam County, New York

Gastonia, North Carolina

Brownsville, Texas

St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Vancouver, Washington

Osceola, Arkansas

Durango, Colorado

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Hawaii (state)

Corinth, Mississippi

Brockport, New York

Rensselaer County, New York

Pennsylvania (state)

Petersburg, Virginia

Windsor, Vermont

Wiyot Tribe, California

Fort Collins, Colorado

Simsbury, Connecticut

Lockport, Illinois

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Cortland, New York

Schenectady, New York

Chesterfield, South Carolina

Vermont (state)

Bellingham, Washington

Preserve America Communities being recognized include: San Juan Bautista, California; Harlem, Georgia; Coon Rapids, Iowa; Wichita, Kansas; Franklin, Kentucky; Crowley, Louisiana; Lafayette, Louisiana; Huron Township, Michigan; Liberty, Missouri; Owego, New York; Salem, Oregon; Easton, Pennsylvania; Rio Grande City, Texas; Shiner, Texas; Fairmont, West Virginia; Lodi, Wisconsin; Mazomanie, Wisconsin; Stoughton, Wisconsin; Whitewater, Wisconsin.

How to cover: Media wishing to cover the ceremony must make prior arrangements with the White House Office of Media Affairs. Those members of the press interested in attending the event that are not House of Representatives credentialed must fax his or her name (as it appears on driver’s license), Social Security number, and date of birth on company letterhead to (202) 606-0321 no later than 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. For additional credentialing or logistical questions, contact Brennan Hart at (412) 512-4762. For all other questions, contact Mrs. Bush’s Press Office at (202) 456-6313.

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 803 Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-606-8503 Fax: 202-606-0321 www.PreserveAmerica.gov

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