Centre Gives

PLANS FOR 2021

For the 2021 Centre Gives campaign, which starts at 8 a.m. on May 11 and ends at 9 p.m. on May 12, we are beginning a drive to fund the work needed on the Railroad/Coal Sheds building. Period siding was replaced on one side and the two ends of that building, but we didn’t raise enough money to do the east side, facing the railroad track. The wooden siding is original, from 1885, and has been patched several times. The door and bridge on that side also need to be repaired, so that the historical renovation of the buildings themselves can be completed. Funds needed for this project will probably exceed $50,000, so this will be a long-term project.

Thank you!

The Lemont Village Association is very grateful for the support we have received in the past from the Centre Gives campaign, and the generosity of the community. We will use the funding from last year for the installation, delayed by the Covid 19 restrictions, of a permanent lighting system for our Village Green Pavilion, which will greatly enhance the 17 Friday Night Concerts performances scheduled for this summer and fall. We have also been approached about the possibility of hosting theatre productions, as well, in our beautiful pavilion and easily socially-distanced space on the Village Green. We also received a special grant from the Centre Foundation's Diane Moore Fund for a native pollinator garden next to the pavilion to attract butterflies and birds. The work for this project will also start this spring.

Watch for this event next year. There are many ways to particpate in this wonderful community day of giving! Visit Centre Gives to donate to our campaign. Please note, you will need to use a credit card to donate and minimum donation is $10.

  • Call the Foundation at 237-6229, and they will take your credit card information over the phone.