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Antrim Grange Hall Restoration

$1,665 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 16 months
Created July 14, 2017
Antrim Grange, located on Clinton Road/Meetinghouse Hill in Antrim, is in the beginning stages of a huge fundraising effort to restore our historic hall.
First, I would like to give you a brief history of the building. Antrim Grange Hall is the first meeting house in Antrim. Built in 1785, it was originally located up on Meetinghouse Hill near the cemetery. In the 1830's, it was moved down the hill and continued to serve as the town hall until 1894 when a new one was built in the current downtown location. That same year, Antrim Grange purchased the hall from the town and has continued to have regular meetings in the hall to this day.
Antrim Grange has done and continues to do a lot of community service in the area. A few examples are as follows: we built a community garden behind town hall that is free for those who need food including the Antrim/ Bennington Food Pantry patrons who also benefit from it, host an annual Art Show to promote local artists, purchase and hand out dictionaries to 3rd graders in the ConVal District, and have public educational programs throughout the year.
Now, we are the ones asking for help. We have done little things through the years to keep the building cosmetically sound but now the repairs are beyond our expertise or bank account. We are reaching out to anyone who could possibly help us out financially or in any other way possible. We are looking to raise a minimum of $35,000 for repairs. This includes the cost of such projects as the stone foundation that is falling & a new support beam, to the walls/ceilings of horsehair plaster that are crumbling in spots, to the roof that needs re-shingling. We are looking to reach our goal as soon as possible so we can begin these projects in a timely manner.
Donations in-kind will also be accepted (materials, time, expertise, etc.). If you would like to donate any of these, please private message us on the Antrim Grange Facebook page. Thank you!
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Thank you, Jane McLean, for using your milestone 70th birthday to help us raise money to restore the building that your grandparents, the Butterfields, were a big part of. As Antrim Grange members, they were a couple of the many that make us the organization we are today. We also appreciate you offering to match any donations from now until December 31st. Words are not enough.
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Still looking for any donations of money, services or supplies. We are still working on lifting the hall to replace the two rotted support beams. Hoping the replacement comes soon. After that, it will be foundation work and all up from there {interior work, electrical, paint, etc.}. Anything that anyone is willing to give us is a huge help. Thank you!
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So, if you do not feel comfortable donating on this page, please save April 14th on your calendar....
Antrim Grange is presenting a Silent Movie Night at the Antrim Town Hall put on by the amazing Silent Movie Piano Accompanist, Jeff Rapsis. Jeff has graciously offered to do this event for us with 100% of the proceeds going to our building fund!
We will open the doors at 6pm with a short movie starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by 'Our Hospitality' featuring Buster Keaton. Refreshments will be served for free. Bring your family and friends! Any and all donations will be accepted at the door for admission. Should be a great night for the whole family to enjoy!
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This is an ongoing project. Work is still being done on the foundation of the hall before any work can start on the actual structure. It will take us time and much more money to complete this restoration. Please help us by donating money and sharing this with your friends. Thank you for all of your support.
~ members of Antrim Grange #98
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$1,665 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 16 months
Created July 14, 2017
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