BY KARLENE OSBORNE
Scarborough Historical Society has been awarded a grant of $5,000 by the Directors of the Maine Community Foundation to be used toward the restoration of Beech Ridge School. The Society needs to raise $5,000 in order to match this gift.
Work is ongoing at the school as we continue to stabilize the structure. As funding allows, next spring we will begin work on projects such as interior framing, roofing, siding, wiring, plumbing, and septic systems.
This is a big undertaking that started two years ago and is a wonderful example of protecting- ing Scarborough history. We expect the community to have use of this former 1800s one-room schoolhouse. Please consider making a donation toward this worthwhile project through www.gofundme.com/SHS-Restore-Beech-Ridge- School, or send a check to P.O. Box 156, Scar- borough, ME 04070-0156. Your gift is tax deductible as we are a 501( c)(3) nonprofit.