By Trina Bianchi, Contributor

The Friends of the Lyceum Schoolhouse proudly announce their commitment to supporting the restoration of the historic Lyceum Schoolhouse, now the home of the Charlotte Grange. This 501(c)(3) organization was organized, registered and accepted by the IRS in the fall of 2020 with this restoration as its sole mission. And so it begins!

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Heritage Environmental of South Burlington, an outstanding environmentally conscientious firm, has been hired to do the work, including scraping, priming and painting the west, north and east sides of the building, including the belfry. The main entrance doors will not be included with this project as they are in need of restoration prior to painting.

We invite you to drive by the next time you are in the area and see the progress being made on this historic community resource! If you are so inclined, financial donations are needed to complete this project, and they are, of course, tax deductible and can be mailed to FLS, P.O. Box 54, Charlotte, VT 05445. Donations can also be made to Friends of the Lyceum Schoolhouse via PayPal from the Charlotte Grange website.