Yet again, we did the impossible!
On January 10th, after a night of prayer and a morning tobacco offering, we rode into Poughkeepsie for the open auction when we found police redirecting traffic and the power out at the Courthouse and County Buildings?
Turns out there were underground electrical fires igniting municipal transformers and a related power outage at the courts and the surrounding area, leading to confusion on whether auctions and other court activity were in session, leaving us as the lone bidders when the auctioneer began the bidding for 426 Old Route 22.
At 2:38 PM, we succeeded in reclaiming Our Land. We put down a 10% deposit down on the bank’s reserve price of $238,000, 2 Arc 38 – You can’t make this stuff up!
On April 25, 2017, having finalized details on all bridge loans, generous donations, legal fees, house insurance and other provisions, our nonprofit, ARC-38, Inc. was able to complete the full purchase, reclaiming all 150+ acres of Our Land to serve the public as a forward thinking environmental education center and template for regenerative living facilities in this region, and across the globe.
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