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Save the Steeple! Save the Church!

                Christ Episcopal Church which stands watch over the town of Island Pond is the focus of the first ever Volunteer Work day organized by the Preservation Trust of Vermont.  “Hands on Hammer” will take place May 1 the day before the annual Preservation Trust Conference.  Several skilled craftsmen will be on hand to teach and supervise volunteers as the Preservation Trust continues it dedicated efforts to save the building.

 

                The beautiful clock tower which looks over the town and once served as the official clock of the railroad was learning badly and the clock itself no longer worked.  The building was in such disrepair the Preservation Trust 0btained an emergency grant to stabilize the tower.  The process of stabilizing the tower revealed that the tower was pulling on the whole building weakening and threatening the entire structure.  More grants were obtained and the work day is being organized along with a very public fundraising effort.   A news article in the local newspaper netted a $2500 gift needed to match an anonymous challenge gift.  Donations have come from other members of the public.

                Can you help save Island Pond’s beautiful Christ Church?  You may donate at https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=198&AID=377 And don’t forget to send a thank you or a note of appreciation to Ann Cousins and the Preservation  Trustat ann@ptvermont.org.

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