The Mantua Restoration Society, Inc., will hold its fifth annual meeting on April 22 at the Mantua Center School building at 11741 Mantua Center Road. A light lunch will be served at noon, with the business meeting and election of officers beginning at 1 p.m.
This event has always been marked by a speaker on some aspect of historic preservation and its importance. This year, three speakers will define the state of the building.
Hal Stamm, civil engineer, will discuss his analysis of the structural integrity of the building, which made it clear that it is strong enough to install an elevator. John Zeit, architect, will describe the elevator project, which will make the building accessible to all.
One of the goals of work on the school building has been the development of a community center in a portion of the building. Entrepreneur Jay Schabel will speak about the development of a management structure and teams to work toward that goal.
This is the time when members of the restoration society renew their memberships and new members join. Dues are $10 for an individual and $15 for a family.
Attendees will be able to see the progress that has been made in the past five years and stay for potluck and fellowship afterward.
The "afterward" has always been a neighborly time. There is much to celebrate this year about the work that has been done and the progress made toward making the 1914 school building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, a center of community life. The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, call Carole Pollard at 330-274-0118 or Jan Oros at 330-858-8394.