The old Pomaria school committee is pounding away towards working to help revitalize the building for the community.
In May, the committee held a festival to hopefully raise money to help refurbish the building.
However, an unexpected roof leak sprang and the committee is temporarily fixing it until they can afford a permanent solution.
Billy Fanning with the school committee says that they were able to pay off expenses from the festival as well as putting money towards the temporary solution and have some money for a festival next year.
While the committee was hoping to repair the auditorium’s floors, paint the walls and get some heating and air in the auditorium portion, that hope was not fulfilled.
However, they are meeting every third Wednesday of the month, except November and December, to plan out a festival for next year which they are looking to outdo themselves.
This year was the first year for the old Pomaria school festival.
This is for the community and anyone else who would like to utilize the space; however, Fanning points out that they do need help from the community along with whatever donations people would like to give.
It was a devastation when the building was turned down for the one cent sales tax project but they are moving forward and are looking to have a few more festivals to start repairing the building.
“For a first year, you can’t complain,” says Fanning. “We paid for everything and still have some money.”
People are welcome to attend the committee meetings the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the old Pomaria school on Folk Street. They will not meet during November and December and the festival next year will be in May again.