Troy Union Church installs new sign
There is a new sign, in the form of an open book, framed in wood and sturdily supported above the snow line at Troy Union Church. The left panel is a beautiful oil painting, to scale, of the church, with the banner “Built in 1840.” The right panel makes several inviting statements, beginning with “The little church with a big heart." The painting was done by Susan Husson and the lettering by Barbara Brown. The frame was built by Greg Rossel and installed with the help of David Brown and Rev. George Darling.
The little church is raising money to repair and restore the steeple, which is leaning because the supporting trusses are rotten and sagging. In order to meet the $80,000 match required to apply for the Maine Steeples Project Restoration Grant, an additional $65,000 is needed. Without receiving that grant, the total cost of the truss and roof repair and belfry restoration is about $120,000. Donations may be sent to Treasurer, Troy Union Church Steeple Fund, 230 Bangor Road, Troy, Maine, 04987.