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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

Mary Stuart

Director
Retired Educator

Canaan, Maine

Sam Sanborn

Director
Office Manager
Canaan, Maine
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Randy Grant

Vice-President

Retired Paper Maker

Canaan, Maine

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Danny Ring

Director

Farmer

Canaan, Maine

Scott Price

Treasurer

Office Manager

Canaan, Maine

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Mike Perkins

Director

Electrician

Canaan, Maine

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Mat York

Director

Canaan, Maine

Tim Haiss

Director

Canaan, Maine

Directors emeritus

Louise Townsend

Stanley Ames

Perch Walker

Bill Townsend   ---   Debby Noonan

Current Members
2023-2024

Louise Alley

Stanley Ames

Doug Anderson

Bette Anterra

Maili Bailey

Hillary Baldwin

Sam Baldwin

Michael Barber

Rhonda Barber

Fred Beck

Patricia Beck

Jason Bellner

Earl Boyd

John Bragg

Pat Bragg

Andrew Brewer

Joey Brewer

Alice Burrill

Andra Burrill

Dale Burrill

Paul Burrill

Ron Butler

Diane Caffyn

Thomas Caffyn

David Calder

Rosey Caporale

Shannon Carlock

Carleen Carlson

JC Carlson

Lisa Caswell

Michelle Cesare

Pam Clark

Brenda Clements

Sara Colburn

Donna Conkling

Mari Connors

Paul Deagle

Sharon Deagle

Don Decker

Kate Decker

Maureen Delahanty

Joe Dembeck

Carol Demo

Mike Demo

Mary Dipompo

Pam Drake

Penny Deraps

Steve Dionne

Jennifer Dionne

Mary DiPompo

Araminta Dorman

Ron Dorman

Desiree DuBois

Matt DuBois

Michael DuBois

Orrin Fitzgerald

Lisa Fitzgerald

Shelley Fitzgerald

Wyatt Fitzgerald

Valarie Flanders

Dale Gerald

Carol Gerald

Gail Gibson

Jack Gibson

Beverly Goodridge

John Goodridge

John Graf

Rita Graf

Randy Grant

Traci Grant

Allan Haberstock

Kathleen Haberstock

Christine Haiss

Henry Haiss

Tim Haiss

Peggy Hamilton

Tom Hamilton

Dan Harriman

Gloria Harriman

Bernie Hart

Dave Hart

Galen Hart

Norm Hart

Susan Hart

Craig Heavey

Susan Hellewell

Anne Herrin

Jim Herrin

Raejean Herrin

Robert Herrin

Willie Higgins

Betsy Holt

Brenda Holt

Mike Holt

Patricia Horine

Samuel Horine

Liz Hutchins

Roger Hutchins

Michael Hunt

Natalie Jones

Heather Kerner

Barbara Joseph

Heather Kerner

Eric Lahti

Susan Lahti

Iver Lofving

Ann Lynch

Jerry Lynch

Kaare Mathiasson

Nancy Mills

Peter Mills

Marisa Nadeau

Karen Neves

Bob Noonan

Mary O'Donnell

Nancy Ouellette

Jared Peatman

Bob Perelka

Kathy Perelka

Mike Perkins

Cheryl Pooler

Joel Pooler

Scott Price

Harry Richter

Laura Richter

Danny Ring

Cindy Robertson

Marilyn Renfrew

Roger Renfrew

Margi Ruell

Steve Ruell

Liza Russell

Alan Sanborn

Bria Sanborn

Phoebe Sanborn

Sam Sanborn

Louise Savoy

Matthew Sayce

Beth Schiller

Barbara Scott

Bruce Scott

Jeanne Shay

Billie Sherman

Jeff Sincyr

Wendy Sincyr

Rachel Shaw

William Shaw

Ginny Smith

Dave Snell

Kathy Snell

Allan Soll

Candi Soll

Skip Sorrentino

Matt Stanford

Jacqueline Stedman

Jim Stedman

Denise Stetkis

Joel Stetkis 

Gust Stringos

Janice Stringos

Mary Stuart

Barbara Sullivan

Becky Sumner

Walter Sumner

Eve Tennenbaum

Richard Tory

Trudy Tuttle-Hart

Emilie Van Eeghen

Karen Walker

Melinda Wilson

Mat York

Don Zarfos

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