NORTHERN WAYNE—The Damascus Manor Community Center will be hosting a “Yummy breakfast” of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and other morning amenities to raise money for a roof replacement on the nearby Heritage Barn.
According to Community Center President Michele Bennett, the Heritage Barn was built twenty years ago and constructed in such a way as to replicate the historical qualities of old barns in the area.
At the moment, the building is used mainly for storage, said Bennett. It holds yard equipment, decorations, signage and mobile park furniture/facilities when not used over the winter.
But Bennett hopes to eventually utilize the space for educational purposes as well.
Bennett said through extended use and the passage of time, the roof has developed a few holes warranting its replacement before its contents become damaged.
The roof needs to be removed, discarded and replaced; Bennet stated the decision came down to using shingles or galvanized tin as replacement materials.
Being cheaper, historically accurate into the 1800s, and longer lasting, is is expected to be the replacement material, she added.
Bennett said that much of the town and its people are coming together to make the repairs possible as quickly and affordably as they can.
Corresponding with the community center's monthly recycling day, the breakfast will take place tomorrow, July 8 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The even takes place at Damascus Manor Community Center, located on 60 Conklin Hill Road in Damascus.
Tickets will cost $7 per adult and $5 for children five to twelve years old.
Children under four years old can eat for free.
Along with delicious food and good company, the breakfast will also feature a plaque dedication to past board members, inclusive of the three men who first built the barn.
“It's a big day to finally recognize these men,” said Bennett.
Fundraising events such as this provide all the income necessary to keep the community center operational.
Damascus Manor houses the local food pantry, flu shot clinics and functions as a meeting hall for organizations in the are.
Bennett advises keeping an eye out for their other upcoming events, including their annual Penny Social held this year on September 9.
Proceeds from these events go toward paying the facility's operational costs.