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Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's Official! The Sherburne Inn Is Ours!!

As of Thursday, April 25, 2013, The Sherburne Inn Is Ours!!! Today SSIRP closed on the purchase of The Inn, which will be brought back to this remarkable community of people who have donated time, money, and effort in saving it. Our next steps will be to move forward with continued fundraising in Sherburne and in the surrounding communities, and to reach out to corporations, family foundations, grants, and individuals from around the country who have shown interest in this project. We need help from everyone to restore and reopen this historic property, and to make it better than it ever was before.

In the coming weeks SSIRP will call on volunteers and others, and will begin the planning, restoration, and renovation process. We ask for your patience as work kicks off.
This will be a long road, but the first huge step has been taken: ownership of a building that means so much to this village, and to its anchor corner.
THANK YOU to everyone who has donated funds up to this point. It is not an understatement to say that your contributions have enabled us to buy the building. Without the donations received so far, purchase would not
have been possible. Please do what you can to donate time and services -- as well as funding -- and share this post with all of your social networking and other contacts. Our reach needs to be far and wide in letting people know that historic buildings can be saved if citizens band together to make it happen.
Our journey has begun. Join us!

To donate to Save The Sherburne Inn Restoration Project, send your tax deductible donation to:

POB 1163
Sherburne, NY 13460

or visit our website at thesherburneinn.org and click the "Contribute" link to pay securely by credit card.

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