|Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
|Volume 11||May 2007|
The End is Near!
Not the world, hopefully, but efforts to finally open Cranberry House.
With some recent gifts and grants in hand, work on Cranberry House is in high gear. The well, pump, and fittings were installed last winter. In early April, with snowflakes still flying, workmen finished the fire escape. The septic system was completed and covered, and eight truckloads of fill, loam (topsoil), and path gravel were spread to better contour the site, create an access ramp, and make a front lawn.
This month workers put in the fire sprinkler system and volunteers seeded the “Theater Green” lawn, which will be the site of our fund raising Garden Party, July 22.
Inside, our building contractor is hard at work installing second floor support beams, walls, pipes, wires, and plumbing and electrical fixtures.
As you can imagine, there’s much to do. This season will be a busy time, but with our current funds, plus those we expect to raise this summer, we’re hopefully optimistic that Cranberry House will be finished late this year, and open for the 2008 season.
Save the date!
Sunday July 22, 2007, 2-5 pm
GARDEN PARTY on the theater green at Cranberry House. Music, Food, Fun, with an Auction of Painted Pieces, Art, surprises, and memory gifts of trees and plants for Cranberry House. Let’s make this a big success so we can finish the job!
The new fire escape, on the south side of Cranberry House
We want to finish enough to open!
Much as we’d like to open Cranberry House with all elements in place, we feel our most important goal is to open at least the museum and cultural center as soon as possible. Current funds, plus a reasonable amount yet to be raised this summer, allow us to open next year, but without furniture, the café, and a handicap lift. Those elements, though important, are not essential to opening.
If response to this summer’s fund raising campaign is above expectation, we’ll certainly include some or all of those missing elements before the grand opening next year.
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Summer Fund Raising
Beverly Sanborn is once again donating a beautiful quilt, all in sea glass colors, to be auctioned for the event. Won’t you search your attic for pieces for the auction?
It’s YOUR Cultural Center.
What kind of programs or workshops would you like to see held there? More for children, or adults? How often should we hold special events, and what type? Any other ideas? Please email:
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