Campaign underway to save Festival Halle

The Save the Festival Halle Community Committee plans to raise some $500,000 through donations and grants to repair this community landmark.

REEDVILLE—The Reedville community has again rallied around a beloved landmark.

For several months. Festival Halle’s doors on Main Street have been closed for public rental due to widespread decomposition of the wood structures that support the floor. It must also be brought up to ADA and local code requirements.

Aquapalooza, hosted by two local sponsors, has helped start the campaign to raise funds to support the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM) efforts to repair Festival Halle. Aquapalooza, held along the shore of Omega Protein and The Stack, was a successful moneymaker, raising over $5,000 with money still coming into the Venmo account.

“You must start fundraising somewhere,” said RFM executive director Shauna McCranie. “Thanks to a post shared on Facebook that was re-shared many times, we have our start.”

Festival Halle became part of the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and the Greater Reedville Association in 2009 when it was donated by the Birkel family. The facility was built in 1909 and….

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