Lovell Brick Church

Restoring the Brick Church's Belfry

After a busy and successful 2012 Summer Season, work began on the restoration of the belfry that sits on top of Lovell's Brick Church for the Performing Arts. Several years of fundraising provided a sufficient amount of money for the complicated process to proceed. There was also an element of uncertainty as to exactly what amount of rot would be found once layers of flashing and shingles were removed.

The good news is that the unknown damage to the tower was minimal, that the work has been completed and done within budget. The repairs were done by the firm Limerick Steeplejacks and I enjoyed not only watching them work on the ground and on the roof, but seeing the progress on a daily basis. Both inside and out, the laborers seemed to be very comfortable working high off the ground. (What is a steeplejack?)

Since 1850, the Brick Church has always been an important institution in Lovell but with its location off of Route 5, not everyone is aware of this beautiful structure. It is worthwhile to take a detour up Christian Hill Road to see the finished work. Although interior restoration continues and funds need to be raised for that, when next summer rolls around, please be sure to attend a concert or two. The building is a gem!

Art Duck-O at the Brick Church

If you are looking for an unusual evening of music and jokes followed by an auction, make sure you come to Lovell's Brick Church this Monday evening!

Seeking to raise funds for the final phase of the building's restoration, the Board of Directors asked local artists to create a unique piece of art from a single wooden duck head. As you can imagine, the finished pieces are all different, interesting and what every camp on Kezar Lake needs. Each 'Duck Art' will be auctioned to the highest bidder on Monday evening, August 6th at 7:30 pm.

In addition to the ducks, there will be other items auctioned including decorated birdhouses, a duck wine rack, photographic greeting cards, a donated evening of storytelling, a duck comforter and much more.

Be sure to come to the auction on Monday evening and support the Brick Church's effort to restore the belfry. Interior work is set to begin this fall. Cheese and "quackers" will be served! For more details, click here.

Art Duck-O at the Brick Church

If you are looking for an unusual evening of music and jokes followed by an auction, make sure you come to Lovell's Brick Church this Monday evening!

Seeking to raise funds for the final phase of the building's restoration, the Board of Directors asked local artists to create a unique piece of art from a single wooden duck head. As you can imagine, the finished pieces are all different, interesting and what every camp on Kezar Lake needs. Each 'Duck Art' will be auctioned to the highest bidder on Monday evening, August 6th at 7:30 pm.

In addition to the ducks, there will be other items auctioned including decorated birdhouses, a duck wine rack, photographic greeting cards, a donated evening of storytelling, a duck comforter and much more.

Be sure to come to the auction on Monday evening and support the Brick Church's effort to restore the belfry. Interior work is set to begin this fall. Cheese and "quackers" will be served! For more details, click here.