|Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
|Volume 9||May 2006|
CRANBERRY HOUSE STILL NEEDS YOU!
After a year of patient planning, busy building, and frantic fundraising, your Cranberry House is finally beginning to take shape.
More than just a historical museum, Cranberry House will be a new community resource, offering benefits to all islanders, from youths to senior citizens.
The last two years of work have fairly completed the exterior of Cranberry House, but for the fire escape, well and septic system, and finally, landscaping.
Much still needs to be done inside. Current fire codes require a new stairway with fire walls, and a fire sprinkler system. We must reinforce the second floor, and do electrical, plumbing, and finishing work. We also need furnishings for the museum, kitchen, bathroom, and multipurpose room. We'd also like to install a handicap lift.
Newly-renovated Cranberry House, with a porch and large front deck. The deck will host an outdoor café, and act as a stage for special events. It will also have a broad ramp for easy handicap access. There is a full basement with walk-in doors in the rear.
Let’s Finish The Job!!!
Though we recently received two grants totaling $32,000, that covers only 33% of what we had hoped to accomplish this year. To partially make up the difference, we plan another big fund raising event in Northeast Harbor on July 20th (see the back page.)
But once again, Cranberry House is in your hands. What we can finish is up to your generous support. Our main goal this summer is to start the interior work to ready the building for use as a museum. This includes new stairs, fire walls, kitchen framing, and installing structural supports for the second floor. We also want to install the well and septic system, funds permitting.
We are all anxiously awaiting the opening of Cranberry House. But first we have to get it finished, inspected, and approved for a Certificate of Occupancy. We’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s still more to do -- and one of our main grant donors is phasing out.
We have come so far... now we need your help more than ever!
|A BIG EVENT
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Another great fundraising event is planned for July 20th. Mark your calendar.
An all-new Exhibit and Auction will be held July 20 at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor.
PLUS a fabulous Trendy Fashions show
The Auction will include a prized assortment of art, crafts, trips, and gifts.
Special island music and food will enliven the day, and a night boat will be provided back to the islands.
Auction: Leslie Watson 244-5229
|A SPECIAL GIFT...
This lovely quilt was made by Beverly Sanborn especially for the Historical Society fund raiser.
Raffle tickets are on sale at island stores, the Museum, and Smart Studio in NEH.
The winning ticket will be drawn at the Arts Event, the evening of July 20, 2006.
Memberships: Individual $15 Contributing $50 Family $25 Supporting $100 Associate $35 Benefactor $500
or, the amount of your Cranberry House donation $________