Tea and Tour at 'The Hall'

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Public event to precede society's first annual general meeting

Youve read the articles, attended the events, and many of you have made donations and become members of the Save the Hall campaign. But do you know what youre saving?

Tea and Tour at 'The Hall'

PARRSBORO Youve read the articles, attended the events, and many of you have made donations and become members of the Save the Hall campaign. But do you know what youre saving?

The Parrsboro Cultural Centre Society, an offshoot of the Parrsboro Citizens Band that is behind the Save the Hall campaign to restore and preserve the Parrsboro Band Hall, is inviting all to come in and see what its about when it hosts a Tea and Tour prior to its annual general meeting on Feb. 22.

Its an opportunity for people to come and meet the people who are working on their behalf to try and make this vision a reality, said association president Michael Fuller. Its also a chance for everyone to look around the building.

Starting with a tea at 6:30 p.m., the tour will start at 6:45 p.m., led by costumed guides Conrad Byers and Kerwin Davison, playing characters that helped create the rich history of the building. Davison will play the part of Rev. L.W. Parker, the last minister in the building when it was the Parrsboro Presbyterian Church. Byers will play the first drummer of the Parrsboro Citizens Band.

Amidst stories from the past and discussion of plans for the future, visitors will tour various areas of the building, including seldom-seen areas such as the attic and the buildings original ceiling, as well as the basement.

The tour will lead into the societys first annual general meeting, which begins at 8 p.m., and Fuller is hoping many stay behind for that.

The focus of the association is to restore the hall and make it financially viable as a venue for cultural activities for Parrsboro and the surrounding area, according to member Keylaira Lee.

This volunteer group is committed to making the Parrsboro Band Hall an exciting place to attend events and activities for years to come, she said.

It is the intent of these citizens to invite even greater participation and interest from other members of the community so that the hall can be restored and once again play an important role as a place where people gather for entertainment, sharing of information and rejuvenation.

awagstaff@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Parrsboro Citizens Band, Parrsboro Cultural Centre Society, Parrsboro Presbyterian Church

Geographic location: PARRSBORO

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