Belmont Bandstand restoration will be saluted Sunday – (Laconia Daily Sun – 9.27.14)

BELMONT — Local leaders, state officials and members of the preservation community will salute restoration of the historic Belmont Bandstand this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Second District Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern, Plymouth State University faculty member and retired State Architectural Historian James Garvin are among participants, with representatives from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. The family-friendly and free event features combined choruses of the Canterbury Elementary and Belmont Middle Schools directed by Carlos Martinez, with seasonal refreshments including specialties from the Student Hospitality Club of Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts Program. Restoration of the 1908 Bandstand began last October and continued this year, with funding for repainting and a new cedar shake roof supported by an LCHIP matching grant. Historical restoration specialist JR Graton of Northfield, painter John Thompson of Alexandria, architectural conservator Brian Powell of Building Conservation Associates, and traditional stonewall builder Kevin Fife of Canterbury – with initial help from Cullen Concrete of Tilton and Busby Contractors of Atkinson has comprised “a first rate team for the project” according to Heritage Commission chairman Linda Frawley.