The Second Congregational Church, UCC, asks that people planning to make a donation to the Norway church, for future thrift shop/yard sales, not bring them in at this time because of a recent flood.

When the water heater let go in the basement at the 205 Main St. church, it flooded a large section of the church basement. Damage was done to the old tile floor in the kitchen, dining room and ell, a classroom, the thrift shop and storage space. Because the old tiles were made with asbestos, removing and replacing will require time and special handling before new flooring can be installed, according to a news release from the church.

The church is in the process of preparing for the floor work to be done and it will need to utilize space throughout the church to store basement items. For the next few months, until the flooring project is completed, items will need to be moved upstairs.

The church will let donors know when sales will start again and there is room for more donated items.

For more information about the flooring project, call the church office at 207-743-2290. Monetary donations for the flooring project can be mailed to the Second Congregational Church, P.O. Box 164, Norway, ME 04268; write “Flooring” in the memo line.

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