BRIDGTON — Stone walls are an integral part of the New England landscape, and the fields at Narramissic, the historic Peabody-Fitch Farmstead in South Bridgton, are bounded by particularly impressive examples of the art.

However, if they aren’t kept clear, they can rapidly become overgrown and fall into disrepair, and the Bridgton Historical Society, which owns Narramissic, wants to make sure that doesn’t happen.

To that end, the Society is inviting anyone who wants to help to come out to Narramissic on Saturday, Nov. 4, to help clear the walls.

Sixteen-year-old BHS member Mike Larrabee, who is organizing the event, says, “Come out any time between 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock. Come for one hour or come for three hours, or for all eight hours. We will need helpers to feed the chipper or cut wood with loppers and hand saws.”

Executive Director Ned Allen added “It’s a great opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise in a beautiful spot, meet some friendly people, and contribute to a worthy cause.”

The society has some tools available but volunteers should also feel free to bring their own. The organizers of the event point out that only experienced people should handle chainsaws, and they should wear chaps and use appropriate safety equipment when doing so. The society will also provide light refreshments.

Narramissic is located near the end of Ingalls Road, off Route 107 in South Bridgton.

FMI: 207-647-3699, 207-583-5033, [email protected], bridgtonhistory.org.

The stone wall along the driveway leading to the historic Peabody-Fitch Farmstead has become badly overgrown with brush.


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