Bea Lebal, president of the Merrill Historical Society, announced that Wednesday’s Crazy Daze activities helped promote the Merrill History & Culture Center, It’s About Time Capital Campaign.
On the upper level, to showcase the possibilities of the future community facility, Louise Schotz and Rita Weichman were on hand with their artistic creations. Beautiful wall hangings both woven and quilted, purses, jewelry and assorted original items were exhibited by the pair. Louise and Rita generously donated a percentage of their sales for the day to the Capital Campaign. The Historical Society is working on a partnership with local artists to have an open house every month that would show off local talent and allow the community to purchase their pieces.
On the lower level, excess items from the former Bethlehem Church were available for sale as the Historical Society begins to prepare this historic and interesting building for its future. Many people stopped by to take a walk down memory lane as they had belonged to the church or relatives and parents had been members. All seemed to enjoy going through the items for sale and many stories were shared and new friendships begun with the Historical Society.
The Historical Society wants to thank everyone that participated in the Crazy Daze sale to benefit the future Merrill History & Culture Center. Because a good selection of very reasonably priced items still need new homes, the Historical Society is going to be open on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The remaining 1891 pews will be reduced to $25 each (they are 9’6″ long), a Sears and Roebuck 58-year-old collective Kenmore gas stove is available and much more. This will be bargain day – so come, shop and make an offer.
For more information on purchasing pews or to contribute to the capital campaign, contact the Merrill Historical Society, 102 E. Third St., Merill, 715-536-5652.