President's Welcome

Membership in the Canaan Farmers Hall is open to all without restriction, whether living in town or not.  Our goal is to have every citizen in Canaan become a member.  Yes, that means every one of you.  

We are expanding programming to do more and more for kids like the planetarium show and art demos for kids during Maine Craft Weekend.  We have a new Mug Up program for seniors run by Mary Stuart. We’re looking for new programs and people to run them, so if you have a great idea, come share it with us and we’ll try to make it happen.

If you haven’t been in the hall for a while, you need to check out our new handicapped lift, and our upstairs deck (sometimes called a fire escape!)  We continue to make improvements to the hall and to programming.  Please, come join us!

                                                                       

Respectfully submitted,

Kathleen Perelka, President

and the entire Board of

Canaan Farmers Hall

In 1898, the residents of Canaan, Maine built the historic building on Main Street known to all as the Canaan Grange Hall. For more than a century the building has been a community asset. The residents of Canaan today are grateful for the hard work and sense of community that the Canaan Grange Hall represents.

 

In 2011, a local non-profit group named Canaan Farmers Hall was formed. This group's goal was to acquire, renovate and update the former Canaan Grange Hall for the benefit of the greater Canaan Community.

 

Through fundraising and an active membership campaign the Canaan Farmers Hall non-profit was able to purchase the building from the Maine State Grange in August of 2012.

 

We envision the Canaan Farmers Hall to be a central gathering place in the community for programs and events that promote public and civic pride. We envision programs that further the community's education, recreation, economy, agricultural history, and municipal well-being. To date the hall has been used for weddings and receptions, contra dances, art shows, musical performances, stage shows, quilt shows, Sunday dinners, lectures, meetings, children's events, and storytelling.

 

This website is the main information portal for the activities and fundraising events taking place at the hall. In addition, it contains information regarding how to reserve and rent the hall for individual, family, club, and organizational activities. We have incorporated a community-wide events calendar to increase awareness of the town office, fire department, public library, health center, historical society, and Lake George Regional Park.

 

Membership in the Canaan Farmers Hall is open to everyone without restriction, whether you live in town or not. By becoming a member, you show your support for one of Canaan's important community landmarks and help with its upkeep and future renovation. When an individual donates a hundred dollars toward this goal, the donor's name, or the name of a loved one, is inscribed on a memorial plaque. The plaque is displayed in a wall frame designed and crafted by Jim Stedman. Please become a member and help us keep this historic building an active part of our community.

Meet the rest of Our Board

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Rosey Caporale

Secretary

Retired Nurse

Canaan, Maine

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Randy Grant

Director

Retired Paper Maker

Canaan, Maine

Scott Price

Treasurer

Office Manager

Canaan, Maine

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Danny Ring

Director

Farmer

Canaan, Maine

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Mike Perkins

Director

Electrician

Canaan, Maine

Mary Stuart

Counselor

Sam Sanborn

Counselor

Directors emeritus

Louise Townsend

Stanley Ames

Perch Walker

Bill Townsend   ---   Debby Noonan

Our Current Members: 2022-2023

Bette Anterra

Nancy Ames

Tim Ames

John Bragg

Patricia Bragg

Ron Butler

Canaan Self-Storage

Rosey Caporale

Lisa Caswell

Pam Clark

Cindy Clarke

Jeff Clarke

Brenda Clements

Donna Conkling

Mary DiPompo

Joe Dembeck

Penny Deraps

Desiree DuBois

Matt DuBois

Michael DuBois

Lisa Fitzgerald

Wyatt Fitzgerald

Randy Grant

Traci Grant

Beverly Goodridge

Christine Haiss

Dan Harriman

Dave Hart

Anne Herrin

Jim Herrin

Willie Higgins

Michael Hunt

Natalie Jones

Barbara Joseph

Gail Lipfert

Ann Lynch

Jerry Lynch

Jessie Marin

Paul Marin

Elaine Malkin

Kare Mathiasson

Peter Mills

Nancy Mills

Nancy Ouellette

Jared Peatman

Mike Perkins

Cheryl Pooler

Joel Pooler

Bob Perelka

Kathy Perelka

Cheryl Pooler

Scott Price

Marilyn Renfrew

Roger Renfrew

Danny Ring

Liza Russell

Alan Sanborn

Sam Sanborn

Jeanne Shay

Ginny Smith

Dave Snell

Kathy Snell

Jacqueline Stedman

Jim Stedman

Mary Stuart

Louise Townsend

James Tuttle

Karen Walker

Kurt Wentworth

Raye Wentworth

Melissa Wilson

Bridget Wright