Nathan Hillman and Maho Hisakawa of Windfern Ensemble.
Nathan Hillman and Maho Hisakawa of Windfern Ensemble.
Broad Bay Congregational Church invites the community to an afternoon of fun celebrating the public phase of its Capital Campaign Kick-Off on Saturday, September 1, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. Staying true to its campaign theme, “A Place for All,” there will be food for vegetarians as well as carnivores, including veggie platters, crockpots full of various goodies, fruits, beverages and ice cream. Children can take a turn or two in a bounce house, have their faces painted, get temporary tattoos and play games, and adults can socialize or sit back and listen to live music. The Windfern Ensemble will play both classical and popular selections during the afternoon. At 4:15 p.m., campaign co-chairs Dorothy Petersen and Kathy Osborne will unveil the campaign funding sign, showing what church congregants have raised and the amount that still needs to be raised. Shortly after that, Brian Scheuzger, an architect and member of the church’s building committee, will give a tour of the 1838 church and explain plans to make the building more accessible, safe and flexible. With community support, church members hope to raise $500,000 by November 15, which would then make Broad Bay eligible to receive $250,000 in matching funds from the National Fund for Sacred Places, a collaboration of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Partners for Sacred Places. Many community groups currently use space at Broad Bay for their meetings, and the church frequently hosts musical events for the community. Other upcoming capital campaign events include a fundraising dinner on September 15 at the VFW, hosted by the Community Friends of Broad Bay.