Hawthorne House Fundraising Campaign Launches Phase 2

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Hawthorne House Fundraising Campaign Launches Phase 2

Image courtesy of Hawthorne Community Association

RAYMOND — Following the success of Phase 1 of its fundraising campaign — which resulted in urgent repairs to the foundation, floors and interior of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s childhood home in Raymond — the Hawthorne Community Association has launched the phase 2 of his fundraising campaign, to completely repair, improve and maintain the author’s beloved childhood home The scarlet letter.

The campaign goal is to raise $75,000. This money will allow the Hawthorne Community Association to repair structural deficiencies in the roof; re-shingle it; repaint or cover the walls; repair or replace front steps; repair cracks in interior walls; and complete landscaping and add fencing where necessary.

“The Hawthorne House is a landmark and a source of great pride for all who appreciate New England’s culture and literary heritage,” said Abel Bates of the Hawthorne Community Association, who cares for the house. historic since 1921. , we will ensure that one of Maine’s most historic homes endures and thrives as a center for community events. »

Hawthorne House event rentals will help fund Phase 2 of the fundraising campaign. Rates are $25 per hour for nonprofits and members of the Hawthorne Community Association, and $50 per hour for non-members (minimum of two hours).

To donate to Phase 2 of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s comprehensive childhood home repair effort, please consider a much appreciated check payable to “Hawthorne Community Association” / PO Box 185 / South Casco, ME 04077.

PayPal donations can be made online at: https://www.hawthorneassoc.com.

For more information, please contact Abel Bates at 207-318-7131 or jbates4@maine.rr.com.

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