Brunch fund-raiser set Sunday Lions Club, historical society to co-host event at Brick Chapel

Laura Nethken Published:

The Windham Lions Club and the Windham Historical Society will be co-hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake-sausage-egg brunch from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St., in Windham.

The Windham Historical Society was begun in the fall 2002. It is comprised of a group of residents interested in obtaining, preserving and documenting the heritage of the community for future generations so that they may enjoy and learn about Windham from its beginning in 1811 and see how it has evolved into what it is today.

They are presently working on establishing the Society as a non-profit organization. They are also currently writing the by-laws and constitution and the charter which will display the signatures of all of the original members.

Cost to become a charter member and have a name included in the charter is $50 and membership for that will remain open until the March 20 meeting. Membership for regular members is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for juniors.

Applications will be available at the brunch. The group is also hoping that someone might be willing to donate a building, the use of a building, or land on which to place a building sometime in the future when sufficient funds are raised.

The brunch will raise funds for various historical goals and members hope to begin their first project this spring, which will be to interview and videotape some of the older members of the community, and preserve their information and memories for the future.

Anyone interested in being a part of the Windham Historical Society should attend the brunch and view some of the Windham history on display. The monthly meetings, held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Windham Branch of the Portage County District Library, are open to anyone interested in the history of Windham.

Anyone with old pictures, artifacts or information they would like to share, should call president Lynnea St. John at (330) 326-2368 or take it to the brunch.

Prices are $4 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 and free for pre-school children.

Tickets may be purchased from any member of the historical society. Beverages are included and carry-out orders are available.

The members of the historical society and the Windham Lions will be preparing and serving the brunch.

This is the last pancake brunch of the year.

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