Thursday, June 16, 2011

This Place Matters - Please Vote

{photo via here}

I happen to live in a fantastic little town (how many times have I said this?) where great efforts have been poured into preserving the amazing historic structures that surround us. Like many people in this town, I live in a historic home that is 170+ years old. And, while there are days when I'd love to swap in this old beast for a newbie, most of the time I relish the opportunity to live in a piece of history. There is something very grounding about living in a place that has stood the test of time.

Anyhow, one of our town's buildings, the Winter Street Center (formerly the Winter Street Congregational Church - this building now serves as a building for events) has been selected as one of the 100 historic preservation projects competing in the "This Place Matters Community Challenge" sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. And, WE (anyone online!) can help make sure that this building wins - and receives a price of either $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000. This money is needed to make important restorations.

EVERY VOTE COUNTS! This place is the only place in Maine in the contest.  Others have many more people right in their area.  We need to get people from all over to help -- so spread the word!

Here's what you need to do: it only takes a few seconds!

2. On the right in the blue box click on 'Register or Get a Password Reminder'
3. Enter your email and zip code and press submit
4. (here's the BIG tip) hit your back button 3x and you can vote right there!

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