In collaboration with Somersworth Public Library, Somersworth Festival Association, Somersworth Youth Connection, and Friends of Somersworth there will be two community efforts taking place. Taking inspiration from the children's book, Only One You by Linda Kranz, and other city's community art projects, the community will have a chance to paint their own unique rock that will be apart of a stone path or wall. Ice cream will also be served as a thank you to the community. The second community art collaboration will be in the same area at the wall behind the Post Office. Part of the campaign, Somersworth: A Community of Caring, SYC students have already begun to place their hands on the wall. The community is invited to add their hands on Saturday August 12 at 1 pm.
Making our vision a reality requires significant renovations to the Hilltop School building. The Friends of Somersworth are working to raise money through event hosting, grant writing, tax-neutral City funding and through private donations from people like you. Your generosity will help move us forward for the benefit of the entire community.
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The intended plan for the Hilltop School building reuse includes allocated space for rented artist studios, community activities and meetings, classes, programming and the like. There is also potential for an "anchor" tenant, a group or organization fitting the mission of the Friends of Somersworth and utilizing space in the building on a permanent basis.