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The Meetinghouse Finale! Capital Campaign
To Reopen the Upper Hall

Bravo!   Thanks to the wonderful outpouring of support for this fundraiser we have begun construction to reopen the Upper Hallof the Meetinghouse.   

Building on the enthusiasm generated by the completion of the Meetinghouse renovations last spring, a fundraising committee was officially formed in May 2018 to determine the scope of work necessary to reopen the Upper Hall for public use and to establish a fundraising goal.

During the summer months the committee held three open houses and mailed over 1,300 appeal letters.  The donations began to accumulate and by early November the committee had raised over $200,000.  

A Special Town Meeting was held on November 10, 2018, to allow the Town to accept the funds then rather than waiting until March.  This record short meeting was a unanimous vote to accept the funds, which in turn enabled the Selectmen to begin lining up contractors. 

Work began on November 12, 2018, to construct a new fire escape, build out the second floor of the annex with two restrooms, install a light-duty elevator, upgrade certain wiring, reconnect heaters, and paint the entire Upper Hall and annex. 

Stay tuned for the grand re-opening this Spring! 

The Meetinghouse Fundraising Committee:

Jim Crandall, Lynn Hendrickson, Jean Kluk, Carolyn Russell

Construction is underway!

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The Meetinghouse Finale! Capital Campaign



Current Meetinghouse Rehabilitation Progress:

The $1.37 million dollar renovation that was funded by a Town warrant in 2017 is almost
complete. This renovation included a full basement with an archive room, new two-story
rear annex with ADA restroom, fire suppression system, new heating system, electrical
and more. The project to restore all the windows and install new storm windows began
in April and is being funded by a Land and Community Heritage Investment Program
matching grant that was awarded to the Town. This rehabilitation work has addressed
structural integrity, energy efficiency and physical plant systems that will ensure the
business of the town will continue long into the future.

And the Future Challenge to Raise $225,000:

However, the resource of the second floor is left untapped and the potential for
rekindling the community cultural center lies dormant. With your help, the following
necessary upgrades can be funded and the public use of this largely unspoiled cultural
venue can resume:

Installation of a light-duty elevator for ADA accessibility:                    $71,500
Completion of the second floor annex including ADA restrooms:       $70,950
Upgrade of electrical wiring on the second floor to meet code:          $25,300
Construction of a new covered fire escape stairs to meet code:        $44,000
Painting of the auditorium and miscellaneous finishes:                      $13,250

Please help raise $225,000 to reopen our vibrant community cultural center!
Donate here with your credit card or mail your check payable to "Town of Washington, TTF" to: The Meetinghouse Finale! Capital Campaign, PO Box 122, Washington, NH, 03280.

ThermometerPosterRev.9.23.jpgOur fundraising progress to date!


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