BY KARLENE OSBORNE
In the last update regarding Scarborough Historical Society’s restoration of the Beech Ridge School, I reported that $25,600 was needed to start the next phase of work. Since then, an anonymous donor has come forward with a donation that will allow us to begin. Also, a second donor, a Scar- borough resident wishing to remain anonymous, has set up a matching grant of $1,000 whereby other donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the $1,000. Any donations toward that amount will be gratefully received. To date, we have raised $130,000 toward our budgeted goal of $280,000. This includes a new pledge which will be discussed in our next newsletter.
Our local contractor, Alden Joinery and Restoration, will resume work shortly to install replacement windows and doors, reframe and repair the building interior and install traditional, historically accurate vertically-sawn clapboards.
Please consider a donation by sending a check to Scarborough Historical Society, PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156. The society‘s GoFundMe page is https:// www.gofundme.com/SHS-Restore-Beech-Ridge-School. Your gift is tax-deductible, as Scarborough Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you for being a part of saving Scarborough history.
Photos and graphic: Karlene Osborne