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Old Village Church News

The Old Village Church on the historic Newbury Common has been an iconic part of Village life since it was built in 1829. The Newbury Woman’s Club assumed ownership of the building from the Troy Methodist Conference in the 1960’s. Since then our mission has been to preserve and restore the structure and offer it to the community for public and private events. Over the decades we have successfully completed several major projects on the building including steeple repair, roof replacement and interior work. This summer our focus will be on repairing a badly rotted beam in the porch roof and shoring up areas of concern in the dry stone foundation. We have traditionally raised money for these projects through our spring flea market, bake sales, donations and grant writing. However, this is the second year in a row that the spring flea market supporting the Old Village Church has been canceled due to COVID. With no in-person Town Meeting this year, the snack table Woman’s Club members have filled with delicious baked goods will not exist.

With a front porch and foundation needing major structural work to the tune of an estimated $23,000, the Woman’s Club is confronting the new reality of how to get funds to do the necessary work. Needless to say, we would be most appreciative of any and all donations. With the stimulus checks issued at the start of 2021 and the strong possibility that additional ones will be forthcoming, might you entertain donating some part of those monies to the cause? We are applying for a matching grant from Preservation Trust of Vermont through their 1772 Foundation Grants for $10,000. Even if we are fortunate enough to get the grant, the Woman’s Club will still have to raise an additional $10,000. We will need all the help we can get.

There are several different ways to donate to this cause we hold dear:

We started a Go Fund Me campaign to support this work.

Also, checks may be sent directly to the Club. Make out your check to “Newbury Woman’s Club” and send it c/o P.O. Box 412, Newbury, VT  05051.

We are quite proud of the fact that 100% of donations go directly to our charitable causes.

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