2018-09-12 / Community View

Save the Courthouse Tower Festival raises money for continued restoration


Listening to Untamed Beauty from the comfort of a picnic table Saturday evening were Emma Clemens, 5, Judy Clemens and Beverly Choate, as well as Kacie Cornett, Ben Dalgleish and Michael Farmer. 
Photos by Jeff Hogan Listening to Untamed Beauty from the comfort of a picnic table Saturday evening were Emma Clemens, 5, Judy Clemens and Beverly Choate, as well as Kacie Cornett, Ben Dalgleish and Michael Farmer. Photos by Jeff Hogan LAPEER — Hundreds of people attended the Save the Courthouse Tower Festival on Saturday on the historic courthouse square in downtown Lapeer.

Friends of the Lapeer County Historic Courthouse held a silent auction inside the building, while outside young children enjoyed a bounce house and adults enjoyed live music, food and a beer tent.

Restoration work to the tower will cost $50,000.

Jeff Hogan



Rennie and Lilly Fick of Elba Township look at pictures inside the courthouse. Rennie and Lilly Fick of Elba Township look at pictures inside the courthouse.

A benefit festival was held Saturday evening to raise money to go toward continued restoration of the tower on the historic county courthouse in downtown Lapeer built in 1846. A benefit festival was held Saturday evening to raise money to go toward continued restoration of the tower on the historic county courthouse in downtown Lapeer built in 1846.

Among the musical lineup Saturday evening were Untamed Beauty, featuring Deb and Emily Barber. Among the musical lineup Saturday evening were Untamed Beauty, featuring Deb and Emily Barber.

Colleen Covey, a member of the Friends of the Historic County Courthouse, sells raffle tickets to Melissa Grant of Lapeer (far right). Colleen Covey, a member of the Friends of the Historic County Courthouse, sells raffle tickets to Melissa Grant of Lapeer (far right).

Mark Cassarini, 7, of Columbiaville (right) jumps down a slide on an inflatable bounce house set up for kids Saturday evening. Mark Cassarini, 7, of Columbiaville (right) jumps down a slide on an inflatable bounce house set up for kids Saturday evening.

Kristin Chevrette and John McKittrick of Lapeer flip through copies of the new Lapeer County Historical Society calendar. Kristin Chevrette and John McKittrick of Lapeer flip through copies of the new Lapeer County Historical Society calendar.

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