CHESTERVILLE — A concert to raise funds for the Chesterville Center Union Meeting House was a success, according to organizers, having generated net proceeds sufficient to cover their insurance premium and operating expenses for this year, according to a press release.

Ruth Hill, local acoustic musician and song-writer, and the Rogers Brothers string duo, jointly performed to help raise needed operating funds. The combination recently drew a large and enthusiastic audience to the historic meeting house. “We are thrilled with the response, and we think the crowd, many of whom were Chesterville residents, appreciated the great acoustics, lighting, and comfortable space of the meeting house,” said Carolyn Drugge, board president, in the release. “We think it shows great promise for the future uses of the building.”

Chesterville Center Union Meeting House, Inc. is a non-profit group hoping to generate interest in the meeting house as a community resource for cultural and diverse events of interest to local residents. The group recently received a Davis Family Foundation grant to build an out-house and wheelchair ramp for better public access.

The next event scheduled at the meeting house is an afternoon of “Revisiting, Reflecting and Remembering 1944” with Marin Whittier of Farmington Falls. Her diary and photographs will be presented as a narrated slide show, with Whittier on hand to take questions.

This presentation is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the meeting house, corner of the Zion’s Hill and Borough roads. The event is jointly sponsored by the meeting house board and the Chesterville Heritage Society, the talk is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated, but not required.

For more information, call Cindy Whittier 778-3078.


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