Bascom Lodge 2020

www.bascomlodge.net 

AN APPEAL TO THE FRIENDS OF BASCOM LODGE

ON MARCH 15th, WHEN GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER INSTITUTED A  BAN ON THE OPERATION OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES IN MASSACHUSETTS TO HELP  STEM THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS, NO ONE COULD HAVE  IMAGINED THE EFFECT THAT ACTION  WOULD HAVE ON LIFE AS  WE  KNEW  IT.

BASCOM LODGE NOW FINDS ITSELF IN THE PRECARIOUS POSITION OF BEING UNCERTAIN OF WHEN WE CAN OPEN,  AND,  WHEN THAT TIME COMES,  WHAT THE FEW REMAINING MONTHS OF OUR SEASON WILL BE LIKE.  WITH ALL OF THE WEDDINGS AND MOST OF THE PRIVATE EVENTS THAT WERE BOOKED FOR THE 2020 SEASON EITHER HAVING CANCELLED OR RE-SCHEDULED INTO FUTURE SEASONS,  AND 75% OF ALL OUR LODGING RESERVATIONS  FOR THE SEASON CANCELED,  WE ARE NOW FACED WITH AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE.

WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICES REQUIRING LICENSE AND PERMIT FEES PAID WELL IN ADVANCE OF ANY TIMELINE FOR OPERATION,  NOTICES FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT RENEWAL AND PREMIUMS ARE DUE, AND RESOURCES TO FINANCE THE RE-OPENING OF THE LODGE DWINDLING WITH EACH CANCELLATION, WE HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE LODGE CAN NOT REOPEN WITHOUT THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS.

KNOWING THAT YOU,  LIKE OURSELVES,  AND NEARLY EVERYONE ELSE HAS BEEN SHELTERED-IN-PLACE FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS,  WITHOUT WORK AND INCOME,  WE  DO THIS  AS  AN  ABSOLUTE  LAST  RESORT.

WE HUMBLY ASK THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ENJOYED DINING AT THE LODGE, ATTENDING ONE OF OUR FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS OR MUSIC PERFORMANCES, JOINED US AT THE JAZZ FESTIVAL, ENJOYED AN OVERNIGHT STAY, OR A DRINK ON THE PORCH AT SUNSET, TO HELP ENSURE THAT BASCOM LODGE SURVIVES  ITS  83rd  SEASON.

ANYTHING YOU CAN DONATE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

ALL MONIES RAISED WILL BE USED TO COVER THE HALF-MILLION DOLLAR INSURANCE POLICY THAT THE STATE MANDATES ON THE LANDMARK BUILDING,  INSURE THAT THERE ARE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO KEEP STAFF EMPLOYED SHOULD ANXIETY CAUSE VISITOR NUMBERS TO DROP,  AND NEEDED PHYSICAL CHANGES TO THE LODGE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF BOTH OUR GUESTS AND EMPLOYEES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN ON THE SUMMIT IN THE NEAR FUTURE. WE APPRECIATE THE TIME YOU SPENT LOOKING THIS OVER.

TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE,
JOHN, BRAD AND PETER

Donations

  • Terry and Jay Wise 
    • $50 
    • 13 hrs
  • Leslie Peters 
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • William Kolis  
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 4 d
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Organizer

John Dudek 
Organizer
Adams, MA
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