To the Valley News:
On behalf of the Westport Heritage House Committee, I would like to thank everyone who was so supportive in our Raise the Roof campaign. We were able to raise most of the funds needed through a Buy a Slate ticket campaign, our outreach to the community for tax deductible donates with the help of PRIDE of Ticonderoga, a large donation made by the Westport Federated Church, and through a spaghetti dinner that was planned and worked on by Friends of the WHH.
As we were raising funds, we found that the replacement cost was not attainable and went with a repair cost. Don Deso from Champlain did the work. He has 43 years of experience in slate roofing. He brought the slate pattern back to its original pattern and color and we were very pleased with the finished job.
Our sign out in front of the building will be taken down for the winter. Our goal was to reach $17,650 for the repair and we are almost there with just needing about $3,000 more to cover the cost.
Thank you to one and all.
Nancy W. Decker
Westport Heritage House Manager