BIS offering Community Building space during festival

Monday, September 28, 2015

BAINBRIDGE -- During the 10-day Covered Bridge Festival, scheduled this year for October 9 through October 18, heavy traffic is always expected along U.S. 36. It is a popular time for residents living along the highway to set up vending stands or booths for the sale of craft, antique and garage sale items during the festival.

This year the Bainbridge Improvement Society (BIS) will not be hosting its annual community garage sale in the Bainbridge Community Building but will, instead, offer rental booth space to be reserved inside the building for those who wish to seek shelter from inclement wind and weather and to receive overnight security.

The 10-feet by 10-feet spaces will be available for $10 a day.

To reserve space needed or desired call either the BIS president John Kessinger at 918-7638 or treasurer Thursa Evens at 720-7603.

The Bainbridge Improvement Society, a volunteer non-profit organization, maintains the Community Building in Bainbridge separately from the Town Hall Offices but relies upon its assistance on a daily basis. BIS seeks to fulfill its mission to improve the quality of life in the Bainbridge community.

Among its recent efforts it has assisted financially to the North Putnam Youth Baseball League, the Cougar Softball League, the July 4th Mortonville Fireworks Show, the Community Building landscaping and the Bainbridge High School Scholarship Endowment Fund with the Putnam County Community Foundation.

Anyone interested in the BIS mission is invited to attend its monthly meeting held at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Bainbridge Community Building.

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