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.
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By John Kanelis • [email protected]