To the Editor:
The Arlington Community House, originally built in 1829, was deeded to the Arlington Community Club by noted author Dorothy Canfield Fisher in 1947 with the understanding that it was for the use of residents of Arlington and neighboring communities. Over the years the House has been the host for numerous meetings; many small weddings; countless birthday parties; and a variety of other social events. For several years it housed the Martha Canfield Library, which eventually outgrew the space and was moved to its current site in 1996. The main portion of the downstairs, which includes a full kitchen, is still open for use at no charge.
In 2012, the all voluntary Board of Trustees, developed a strategic plan to renovate and preserve this local treasure. Many improvements have been implemented and we have now entered one of our largest and most important phase, to replace the aging heating system, which is currently operating at a low efficiency rating.
Thanks to generous donations from R.K. Miles and QuadraTek we are slowly reaching our financial goal for the H/V system, but so much more is needed. Won't you please consider making a donation? Any amount will be greatly appreciated and will be personally responded to with a letter of thanks and with appropriate documentation for the IRS as we are a recognized 501 (c) (3) organization. Your donation will go 100 percent to this project as we have no paid staff and are all volunteers.
No gift can be considered too small and we would be grateful for any donation that is made. If you would like any further information about this project or about the Arlington Community House, please feel free to contact me at 802-375-6411.
Again, thank you for considering a donation to our effort.