Historic train station receives donation

Shawn Hardy
Jenna Mowen presents a check for $1,000 to Dave Nichols for the High Line Train Station. She and her husband, Dirk, second from right, were joined by John McDowell, left, and Scott Sutton, president of the Greencastle Area Youth Foundation, the board that manages the building.

Greencastle’s High Line Train Station is the community’s second landmark to receive a recent boost from Dirk and Jenna Mowen, owners of Ganoe Paving.

After last week’s Greencastle Borough Council meeting, it was revealed that the Mowens are donating $25,000 to scrape and paint the clock tower.

Tuesday afternoon, the couple presented a $1,000 check to the Greencastle Area Youth Foundation, which manages the High Line Train Station. Scott Sutton, president of the foundation, said the money will be used for general operating expenses at the station, which is known for Boy Scout meetings and train displays.

Dirk Mowen remembers going to Cub Scout meetings at the station before switching to a troop in Shady Grove.

“There’s history in this place,” he said.

“This is Greencastle’s history,” Jenna Mowen agreed. “You have to take care of it for future generations.”

Sutton said he would love for his college-age kids to stay in the community because of the quality of life, but it takes people like the Mowens to take care of the beautiful area.

The Mowens also help out at Tayamentasachta, the Greencastle-Antrim School District’s environmental center, which was established by his grandfather, the late Fred Kaley.