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Madill Church Preservation Society Awarded Almost $100,000 in Legacy Funding for Restoration

Madill Church Preservation Society Awarded Almost $100,000 in Legacy Funding for Restoration

Posted: 2022-07-21 07:19:10 By: thebay

The Madill Church Preservation Society Received Federal funding for the Church’s 150th Legacy Restoration Project.

The project’s board were awarded a total of $99,550 in funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage. As part of the federal government's Legacy Fund, the grant aims to Build Communities through Arts and Heritage providing funding for community-initiated capital projects, intended for community use.

When announcing the decision, President of the Madill Church Preservation Society, Carolynn MacKay said that she is “absolutely thrilled with this news!” With this funding and through their activities and the donations from generous supporters from the community and beyond the group have raised over $225,000.

The legacy funding, along with an earlier $25,000 grant provided by the Town of Huntsville and funded through the Huntsville Municipal Accommodation Tax allows the Madill Church Preservation Society to initiate the project and secure the specialized contractors required to restore this significant square log historical building.

MacKay says that “Our plans include doing some immediate stabilization work over the next couple of weeks - like straightening the vestibule, securing the upper portion of the building and giving some of the logs a little TLC. The Madill Church will be providing the venue for a wedding ceremony in September 2022. The major restoration work for the building has been projected for 2024, which will include work on the foundation, walls and windows, roofing and the vestibule, maintaining the churches historical significance and beauty.

The Madill Church Preservation Society is planning 150th Celebrations in 2023 of this historically significant structure.