submitted by Sandra Ketchum, Spencerville Mill & Museum
The Spencerville Mill Foundation’s challenging “Rise-Up” campaign intends to make the heritage flour and grist mill accessible to everyone by installing an elevator to the second floor.
The goal is to raise $100,000 to purchase an elevator and ensure that it blends seamlessly with the 1860s legacy of the Mill’s interior. This effort is close to about half that amount – helped immensely by an anonymous donor who has pledged to match contributions up to $30,000.
The highlight of “Rise-Up” is a 1920s themed evening with visions of flappers, speakeasies and bootleggers in mind. This kind of fanciful entertainment is likely not what Peleg Spencer envisioned when he first built the Mill but it does match his conviction that the Mill was a major endeavour – at first as a business, then as a necessity for the local community and then as an iconic treasure for all.
Here’s a chance to spend a fun evening with friends or family. Put together a table of 8 and save some $$
A friendly reminder to get your tickets now for:
A special evening of fine dining and entertainment at the atmospheric Spencerville Mill.
Help us kick off our fundraising campaign to make the Mill accessible for all!
JUNE 24 6:00 – 11:00 PM
Featuring a 1920s Speakeasy theme, guests will enjoy vintage cocktails and a selection of appetizers to start, a delicious four-course dinner with wine, live jazz by Sue Baker and The Rhythm Makers, dancing and games of chance throughout the evening … plus some fun surprises. Guests are invited to wear 1920s attire if they wish.
– $100 per person – or buy a table for eight at $90 per person
– For tickets, call Angela at 647-973-5752 or Mary Tessier at 613-4471533
– On-line tickets at Eventbrite.com (http://www.spencervillemill.ca/fundraiser-dinner.html)
– Partial tax receipt for dinner guests
– CASH ONLY during the event, no ATM on site or in the village