A former Methodist church building in Silver Plume that’s been around since the 1800s is in need of repairs, and a community event is slated to raise money for the fixes.
The People for Silver Plume, a non-profit organization led by Liz Hamilton, will host the event from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 30 at the church, located at 455 Hancock St. in Silver Plume.
Free soup, music and beverages will flow with a suggested donation of $20.
The church, which was built in 1875, still holds annual Christmas and Easter celebrations, but 150 years has taken its toll on the landmark church.
The roof is in need of repairs as well as the exterior siding and bell tower.
Organizers hope to raise as much as $15,000 to start the repair work and keep the church as a strong beacon for the area, Hamilton said.
For more than a decade, the chapel has seen weddings, funerals and many community gatherings.
“It’s a part of us and Silver Plume,” Hamilton said.