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QAHN's Ayer's Cliff Fair Letter Gets Results!

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--December 13, 2012.

larger_fair.1.jpgAfter being asked for its opinion on what should be done to the historic Main Building at the Ayer's Cliff Fair, a question the fair board had been debating for the past two years, on November 30, 2012, QAHN sent a letter to the members of the board.

Some on the board had been convinced (and quite vocal) that the historic structure should be torn down and replaced by a modern building.

The following note from Sue and Dean Young, who have been actively involved in the Fair for years, was received by QAHN Executive Director Matthew Farfan on December 12, 2012, and may be held up as proof that advocacy on behalf of threatened heritage buildings pays off -- at least occasionally:

“I just want to let you know... after reading your letter at the fair board meeting and a lengthy discussion they have finally decided not to tear down the building. They are going to start working on fixing it up to its former stature... Having the letter there opened up the discussion to make a final decision...so we can all breath a sigh of relief after two years of going back and forth on the issue.”

To read QAHN's letter to the Fair Board, click here!