Town of Rutherfordton
September 17, 2019
On August 6th, 2018, Foundation Forward, Inc. made a presentation to the County Commissioners in Rutherford County, NC. The Board took the matter into consideration and voted to accept the Charters of Freedom setting. The three-part setting would consist of The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and The Bill of Rights.
On August 24th, 2018, the official Letter of Intent was signed by our Founder, Vance Patterson and Rutherford County Manager, Steve Garrison. It was confirmed that the site for the setting would be in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse, located at 229 N. Main Street in Rutherfordton. This location was selected for its central location in the county, high visibility and foot traffic, and easy access by school children and citizens.
A fundraising campaign began, and a contractor was secured to build the settings. The funds raised, along with donations of labor and materials, help to offset the costs associated with the construction of this setting, which helps to “pay it forward” and help to install settings in additional counties throughout the United States.