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Birdhouses have role in history

Imagine Forestville raising money for district

“Think Spring Extravaganza" birdhouses are pictured.
Andrea Caccamise stand with one of the four birdhouses from the “Think Spring Extravaganza.”

Andrea Caccamise of Forestville was one of four winners of hand-painted birdhouses in Imagine Forestville’s “Painted Birdhouse Think Spring Extravaganza” raffle in May. James Naumoff of Fredonia, Jan Tofani of Forestville and Peggy VandeVelde of Fredonia were also winners.

The money raised will help fund the potential creation of a National Register Historic District in Forestville. In addition to the group’s fundraising, generous grants from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation are funding this effort to preserve and enhance Forestville’s small-town character and its historic homes and buildings.

Imagine Forestville is a not-for-profit volunteer organization “dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our richly historic hamlet, including historic buildings, homes, farms and lands, in order to have a lasting legacy of our heritage and to be a welcoming rural community for years to come.”

The “birds” fundraising theme will continue when Imagine Forestville raffles off a handmade quilt of a traditional American pattern, “birds in flight,” this fall. Please contact information@imagineforestville.org to learn more about Imagine Forestville and the upcoming quilt raffle.

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