During the recent Centre Gives campaign, the LVA was blessed with 34 donors who contributed $3645, plus a “stretch” pool addition, making a tentative total of $4192 – final numbers aren’t in yet.
The money will be used toward the siding 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 to all who donated!
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 are using 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 to create a native pollinator garden next to the pavilion to attract butterflies and birds. The garden is growing to the left of the stage, thanks to Halfmoon Landscaping, many hours of volunteer labor and generous donation of plants. Check it out when you visit the Village Green!