BARRY’S BAY: As work continues on The Railway Station in Barry’s Bay, an event is being planned to celebrate its renewal.
A volunteer group called “The Station Keepers M.V.” will host an event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.
At that time, renovations to the 128-year-old building are expected to be complete.
Earlier this month, the Township of Madawaska Valley began replacing the siding. Work to add insulation to make the building more accessible is also taking place.
It’s an important project, as The Railway Station also serves as a Visitor Information Centre and a museum.
The building is part of history, as it was once a stop on a railway line for the lumber industry, which helped the community grow.
Station Keepers President Joanne Olsen said the Oct. 1 event will have a raffle and contests to raise money for projects linked to the Station. She said the group hopes to build a play structure in the park next to the building.
Olsen said the Station Keepers have worked with the township to support renewal efforts and will continue to advocate for the important historical building.