After taking the short hiatus from hosting the tea parties, Gravert said the group lost its way a little with organizing the community gatherings.
“We found out that we were sorely lacking in the advertising department,” Gravert said. “It’s a learning curve, we’re learning about the school of hard knocks, but we’re getting there.”
Whether they are able to raise the money before Dutch Days is a concern for the Early American Crafters but the dire need for the mode of transportation is something that will not cease.
The current model that Heritage Canyon utilizes seats four passengers and continues to lose functionality and reliability. Gravert said it no longer maintains its battery life for a whole day and presents more of a problem than a solution.
She added that if Heritage Canyon is going to maintain its accessibility to those who have trouble walking down the hill to the base of the canyon, they need an upgrade.
“If we’re going to say that we have the use of the golf cart for people, then we need to make sure we have something that’s reliable,” Gravert said.