Pavilion in the Park

It was a proud moment for the people of Lee in the spring of 2019 when the beautifully restored Kilbon Memorial Fountain was rededicated. Less visible, but also important, was the collaborative effort behind the restoration. Leading the way, Berkshire Gateway Preservation (BGP) got enthusiastic support from the Town of Lee, the Lee Chamber of Commerce, the Lee Historical Society, the Lee Historical Commission, Housatonic Heritage and Tower Stone. The people of Lee responded, too, as they dug deeply into their pockets to provide the financial help needed. Great communities work together.

An Elegant Pavilion in the Park

We now propose another collaborative effort that will place a simple but elegant pavilion in the park, allowing us to fill our wonderful leafy hills with the sound of music. This will be a permanent structure owned by BGP and it will be used for other events such as the Farmer’s Market and fairs or just for lolling in the shade on a sunny day.

Help us Meet Our Goal

BGP has received a Destination Development Capitol grant from the State of Massachusetts for $12,900. It is a matching grant and intended to provide a focus for outdoor activities, a need that became apparent during the pandemic. We need to raise about $15,000 to build the pavilion, which is certain to be a big asset for residents and visitors alike. Once again it will be a collaborative effort, as the Lee Chamber of Commerce, Lee Cultural Council, the Kiwanis Club and the Lee High School carpentry program are all pledged to contribute.

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We are asking you to be part of this effort by giving generously. Since its settlement more than 250 years ago, Lee residents have risen to many challenges and we can do it again with your help. We thank you for you continued support. 

Garth Story, President, Berkshire Gateway Preservation, Inc.

 Board Members of Berkshire Gateway Preservation:
Jane Gleason, Ellen Krupka, David Markham, Phil Smith, Garth Story and Rich Vinette