American Heart Assoc.

Help needed for historic home, fundraiser today

by | Apr 29, 2021 | Latest

The Bain-Honaker House, a Farmersville treasure for more than 150 years, needs lots of help which also requires a good bit of money.

To help restore the house built in 1865 by Anna Melissa Bain, the Farmersville Histori­cal Society rescheduled its fundraising event to Saturday, June 5.

The house needs a new heat­ing and air conditioning unit. The historical society has established a Save the House Fund and has raised about $5,000 for the in­stallation of new central heat­ing and air conditioning. Bertie Neu, president of the historical society, said the organization hopes to raise $20,000. “It would be great if we could get busi­nesses or individuals to adopt a window” at the house, Neu said. “These windows vary in repairs from $3,000 to $5,600 for a dou­ble window,” she added.

The Farmersville Historical Society is planning to stage the fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will in­clude children’s games, a raffle, a silent auction and a yard sale; the society also is planning a demonstration of 1900s crafts at the event.

The society recently asked city council to agree to take possession of the Bain-Honaker House in the event the histori­cal society was no longer able to care for it; a final decision by the council is pending.

For the full story, see the Apr. 29 issue or subscribe online.

By John Kanelis[email protected]

American Heart Assoc.

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