The Friends of the Beaverdams Church are hosting an 'Applefest' fundraiser on Saturday, October 1.
A limited number of apple pies and butter tarts will be for sale as well as local crafts, fine linens, and other specialty items, plus bags of local apples.
The money raised will go to the continued restoration of Beaverdams Church, which is coming along nicely.
“The dry walling is taking place on the interior,” explains the group’s president David Cowan, in an interview with ThoroldToday. “That’s almost finished.”
Even though the work is moving forward steadily, there is no set date for when the church will be finished.
“What we can’t predict right now is how fast the plaster will cure,” says Cowan. “After the dry walling is done our electrical contractor will come back and install the light fixtures and the wall sockets. The wiring is already done, they just have to come back and do the finishing touches on the electricity. After that we’ll be painting.”
The intent is for the building to be turned into an event and community space.
Curious people who already want to take a peak at the inside of the church will have to wait a little while longer.
“We can’t go into the church because the place is full of plaster dust,” Cowan says. “We’ll be working in the church yard only. It will be an outside event.”
The 'Applefest' fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Beaverdams Church on Marlatts Road.