FRAMINGHAM – Burt Marmer won the Volunteer of the Year at the Framingham History Center’s annual meeting on Tuesday, June 18.
His work to restore the Village Hall was highlighted as the reason for winning the award.
Framingham History Center Executive Director Annie Murphy presented the award, thanking Marmer for his dedication to conserving the hall. (Watch the video to hear her announcement.)
Marmer took time on stage to thank his fellow volunteers. This included the “Friends of the Village Hall,” a group of seven dedicated individuals including himself. (Watch the video to hear his speech.)
The Friends campaigned to get the restoration of the hall in a higher priority position for funding in 2018, and helped direct the reconstruction.
The newly-restored Village Hall hosted the annual meeting, allowing the History Center to show off some of the features, post-renovation.
The new lighting illuminates the beauty of the historical building, and the improved fire safety system ensures it’s preservation.
The renovation also added an elevator to make the building assessible to all and new bathrooms for the historical hall.
Video, photos, and report by SOURCE intern Jack Emberley, an Ashland High student.