CHESTERVILLE — The Chesterville Center Union Meeting House will unveil new building improvements with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

Improvements include: a new wheelchair-accessible restroom, a parking area adjoining a wheelchair ramp, a new heating and cooling system, a newly painted roof and a custom-made sign adorning the front.

Locally renowned a cappella ensemble Northfield will perform. Opening for Northfield will be The Hopeful Corvettes, reuniting for this occasion to share upbeat and energetic harmonies.

About $30,000 in grants came from Maine Preservation, the Davis Family Foundation, the Narragansett One Foundation and the Maine Community Foundation.

The nonprofit also relied on community members, particularly Rob Rogers.

“The skill and commitment of Rob Rogers, who acted as the master carpenter, was pivotal to this project,” said Carolyn Drugge, president of the board of directors. “However, we benefited from the generosity of countless other people as well — architectural services, custom carpentry, earth-moving, snow-plowing, suppliers’ discounts, watercolor art, photography and lots of plain hard labor were all donated by community members.”

The 1851 Chesterville Center Union Meeting House has been operated by the current nonprofit organization since the late 1990s. The group promotes use of the building as a community resource for concerts, readings, drama, civic gatherings, children’s programs, weddings, memorial services, or other community events.

This summer there are plans for a children’s summer reading program, a local art exhibit and a performance by pantomime artist Michael Cooper.

The event is free and open to the public.

FMI: 207-778-3513, 207-778-3767, www.chestervillemeetinghouse.org.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.