Painting is underway.

The painters arrived this week to begin work on the front facade and steeple. After such a long winter hiatus, it's nice to see the old meetinghouse receiving some attention. Even the primer coat on the pediment is a marked improvement!

We are also preparing another financial appeal to the congregation, to be accompanied by an updated financial report. The numbers show that we need to raise another $5,000 in order to meet our original fundraising goal. This will undoubtedly not be enough, as the painters have already found "soft spots" that will require extra attention—and probably extra money. 

We knew that the steeple, last painted twelve years ago, represented a significant wildcard for the project because it is so inaccessible. For this reason, the work was scheduled as phase two of the project. The list of items for the third (final) phase of the project will depend on remaining priorities and funds.

We'll keep you updated on the progress made on all fronts.

© New Hampshire Steeples, 2012