Heritage House, the former manse of St. Paul’s Anglican Church held its Sunday Springtime Tea fundraiser, May 29 from one to 4 pm.
As is customary with Sunday tea events a tour of Heritage House and St. Paul’s Anglican Church was also available.
For anyone who has not visited Heritage House and St. Paul’s Church or has people visiting over the summer months, the tour provides an authentic, nostalgic experience. The Heritage site consists of a small Gothic Revival wooden church built in 1931 and a one and one-half-storey wood frame residence typical of many rural Alberta homes of the 1930’s.
Along with the Sunday tea events that will take place again in July and August, the primary source of funding for the restoration and upkeep of Heritage House and St. Paul’s Church is the summer-long garage sale held at the Canadian Legion Hall in McLennan.
The summer long garage sale is always accepting donated items and is usually open from Thursday through Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. It is also open other days if someone happens to be in the building.
If the garage sale sign is out, we’re open,” says Heritage Society member Alice MacMillan.
The garage sale, which has been in operation since 1999 has a number of repeat customers in truck drivers who have been dropping by for years having grown fond of Norma Sobolewski’s baking, her Saskatoon pies and banana bread proving to be very popular.
Another fundraising initiative of the McLennan Heritage Society is selling framed photographs of sunsets shot locally by Jennifer Futter. The sunset photographs are on display in Heritage House and can be purchased for $15.
Heritage House belongs to McLennan Railway Museum. St. Paul’s, is the property of the Anglican Parish of High Prairie and McLennan and remains a consecrated church where Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of the month.
Heritage House and St. Paul’s Church are situated at the corner of 1st Street east and 2nd Avenue N. in the center of McLennan.