It takes a community sometimes to raise what is needed to move forward. In Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, we did just that. We needed to raise funds for the restoration of Colby Memorial Temple and we took action.
Yes, there’s the 125th Committee, or would be Group officially, that worked tirelessly since early spring on coming up with ideas and then implementing them throughout the year. The last scheduled event for the year is the Masquerade Ball to be held on Dec 28. I’m not sure how many tickets are left, but if you are interested call the bookstore at 386-228-2880 to reserve your spot.
The many volunteers for this started out with the first event back in May. It’s been a long haul with volunteers dwindling for one reason or another toward the end. The effort, which was put forth to the universe, was well worth it. We’re hoping that our beloved Colby Memorial Temple will reopen no later than February. It’s been closed since June or July.
It wasn’t just the Group that raised funds. The pastor of Colby Memorial Temple, other Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp members who came up with ideas along the way and members of the communities who supported our efforts.
There’s always monies needed when dealing with old buildings such as ours in the Spiritualist Camp, which has been in existence since 1894, as noted in previous blogs. In 1991, it was designated as a historic district and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Colby Memorial Temple is the gathering place for Sunday Service, Wednesday Night Message Service, Candlelight Healing Service, other Message Services, Classes and Workshops. We were and still are grateful to have other buildings, mainly the Andrew Jackson Davis Educational Building, to hold our services.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller
“Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
― Vesta M. Kelly
“We're a team. It's part of our job to help each other out, and to forgive each other quickly. Otherwise, we'd never get anything done.”
― Jeramey Kraatz, Villains Rising
It’s not always easy being part of a team, but it is well worth it. Find a cause and work for it. Keep going until you reach your goal.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.