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Limestone barn-raising benefits historical society

Natalie Bazinet | Aroostook Republican and News
Natalie Bazinet | Aroostook Republican and News
Volunteers worked all day on July 27 on the heavy construction portion of the new Limestone-Caswell Historical Society Barn, which will house the organization’s antique farm equipment.
By Natalie Bazinet, Aroostook Republican and News

LIMESTONE — The antique farm equipment of the Limestone-Caswell Historical Society will soon have a permanent home, thanks to three days of effort from 25 volunteers — 19 wielding hammer and nails and five providing support services.

There’s still a little work to be done on the new structure, but the brunt of the heavy construction was finished over three days last week.

Funding to create the new barn came from a grant from the Aroostook County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, with additional money being provided by local donors. Through a “Buy a Rafter” fundraising project, 18 rafters of the new barn will display the names of the community members who supported the structure’s creation.

Project organizers expressed their appreciation for the generous contributions that made the new barn possible.

Fred Edgecomb, board member of the historical society, took the lead in orchestrating the project and was supported by organization’s President Robert King, Vice President Raymond Beaulieu, Secretary Cindy Edgecomb, Treasurer Marilyn Beaulieu and Corresponding Secretary Marilyn King.

The Limestone-Caswell Historical Society is open by appointment only; to schedule a tour, call King at 325-4971 or Beaulieu at 325-4937.

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